Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Dr. Stephen R. Besser, D.C.

Chiropractic Physician Portland

Dr. Besser earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology from the University of California at Davis. He then moved on to pursue his doctorate in chiropractic at the University of Western States, a leading institution teaching evidence-based chiropractic medicine. Here, he excelled in his studies of biomechanics, rehabilitation, and adjustive technique. He also completed several post-graduate courses, including rehabilitation, soft tissue, and adjustive technique. As a graduate of this institution, Dr. Besser has been granted an appointment as an Adjunct Faculty for Division of Clinics at the University of Western States.

Before founding Back Pain Relief CenterĀ of Cedar Mill, Dr. Besser filled the role of Co-Program Director and treating chiropractic physician for the Center of Integrative Spine Care in Davis, California, serving next to Dr. Eric Hassid, MD. He was also a part of the athletic training department at University of California at Davis, working as their consulting chiropractor. In this role, Dr. Besser feels he was able to gain immense hands-on education from some of the leading sports medicine staff and athletic trainers in our country.

Dr. Besser has developed a wonderful team at Back Pain Relief Center, where patients benefit from the caring diagnosis and therapeutic treatment received by knowledgeable, skilled practitioners. In our practice, we do more than treat conditions. We empower our patients to participate in their own health and wellbeing. The Back Pain Relief CenterĀ team continuously seeks to apply current knowledge and skill to each case, successfully treating neck pain, back pain, and a variety of other conditions.

In addition to his passion for conservative health care, Dr. Besser enjoys an active lifestyle that includes cycling, hiking, water sports, CrossFit, and time with family and friends.


Office Manager

Jordyn Schwartz


Front Office

Patricia DeMartino

Soft-Tissue/Massage Therapist

Matthew Herring

Kyla Militante-Amper

Jill King

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