Dr. Steven G. Lumsden

Chiropractic Physician

National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, Illinois
     Degree: Bachelor of Science-Human Biology, 1974
National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, Illinois
     Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic, 1974
Professional Experience
•Over 35 years in private practice. Clinical experience in obstetrics (home birth) and minor surgery (not presently certified in these areas).
•Member, Christian Chiropractors Association
•1984-1989 Associate editor, Oregon Association of Chiropractic Physicians
•1983-1993 Member, Mt. Hood Community College Medical Advisory Committee
•1997-1999 Executive Board, Chiropractic Association of Oregon
•1998-1999 President AXIS Healthcare, Inc.
•1986-1993 President Chiropractic Health Plan of Oregon, Inc.
•Former member Outcomes Based Practice Guidelines Panel for the Oregon Board of Chirpractic Examiners

Married to Kristine for 38 years, two grown children, five grandchildren. My wife and I love to travel together and also enjoy working at home with nursery stock, and in the garden. Growing up and settling in the northwest has provided an especially good opportunity to continue with my childhood passion for fishing. As a result I have become a bit of a fly tier.

Post-Graduate Professional Education
•McKenzie technique for the management of cervical and low back conditions including intervertebral disc involvements. This is a system of diagnosis and treatment that incorporates specific exercise and therapeutic positioning in clinical and home environments. This approach eventually empowers the patient in self-care.
•Flexion-distraction manipulation (Cox) of low back conditions.
•Freeman Procedure: low-force adjusting technique using Impac instrument system.

Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI)
postgraduate classroom lecture over a two-year period with certification examination in 1997. Subject matter included non-pharmaceutical approach to the diagnosis and management of organic and systemic dysfunctions and disease, preventive medicine, nutritional, and lifestyle therapeutics.

Certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis


•Published Case Study: "Trigeminal Neuralgia: sudden and Long-Term Remission with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation," Scott W. Thorsen and Steven G. Lumsden, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, July/ Aug., 1997.

•Participant in the initial development, inluding clinical investigator in WSCC/OHSU

Low Back Study. Preliminary pilot studyentitled "Patient Characteristics, Practice Activities and one-month outcome for chronic recurrent low-back pain treated by Chiropractors and Family Medicine Physicians: a practice-based feasibility study" Nyiendo, HAss, Goodwin, JMPT 2000 vol 23, p.239-245.

•Efficacy of Cervical End-Play Assessment as an Indicator for Spinal Manipulation," Hass, Group, Panzer, Partna, and Lumsden; Spine, Volume 28, Number 11, pp 1091-1096; 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.