Advanced Back Pain & Injury Center

Promoting Pinnacle Lifestyles
Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C., C.C.S.P., AAMVI, Dipl. Ac (IAMA)

  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • Certified American Academy of Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Diplomate International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Advanced Certification of Competency in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology
  • Certified Nike Golf Performance Specialist

Beyond relief...Better than ever!

Advanced Back Pain & Injury Center and Pinnacle Lifestyles is a family practice chiropractic center serving patients of all ages and mobilities in north Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley since 1991. Whole body wellness services include modern chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, nutrition, sports therapy, kids chiropractic care, and the patented Nike Golf NG360° Performance System powered by the Gray Institute.

Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C., C.C.S.P., AAMVI, Dipl. Ac (IAMA)

Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C. is the primary chiropractic physician at Advanced Back Pain & Injury Center promoting Pinnacle Lifestyles. He completed his course of study as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada, and a Bachelor of Science-Biology, at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He has been in full time private practice since 1991, is certified & licensed in Physiotherapy, is certified as a Chiropractic Sports Physician, is a Diplomate at the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture, and has received an Advanced Certification of Competency in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology.

Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C. played Professional Hockey from 1981-1984 and served as the Captain of 1981 NCAA Hockey Champions University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He has served as Team Chiropractic Physician in Phoenix, AZ for:

  • Phoenix Mustangs
  • Arizona Thunder
  • Phoenix Roadrunners
  • Arizona Redhawks

Dr. Tony Koehler, D.C.

Dr. Tony Koehler, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He was personally selected by Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C. out of many candidates due to his outstanding qualifications. Dr. Tony Koehler, D.C. has integrity, is personable, knowledgeable, caring, and is willing to do what it takes to get great results! He will be assisting Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C. with treating patients in our practice.

Laurie McFarlane, Occupational Therapist

Laurie is an Occupational Therapist, former professional gymnast, and founder of AniMotion™ children's exercise program and DVD. Laurie's motto is "Play with a Purpose", and it is her goal to get kids moving.

Laurie believes that movement is a building block of life. AniMotion™ challenges children to move their bodies in new ways that leads to a more fully integrated nervous system and makes them more ready to respond to other physical activities like gymnastics, soccer, and baseball. Whether it is hiking, skiing, fishing or simply doing household chores, kids who are doing the kinds of exercises demonstrated in AniMotion™ are better prepared by the brain/body connection that helped them to learn new physical skills. Balance, agility and confidence grow as children gain overall coordination and control.

For more information about AniMotion™, click here.

Laurie is married to Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C. and they have three grown boys who are successful, active and athletic.


"When I started seeing Dr. McFarlane, I was having headaches just about every day. The muscles in my neck and shoulders were like rocks. Dr. McFarlane has gotten rid of my headaches through treatments and stretches he showed me to do between treatments. I really appreciate his approach to good health rather than just elimination of the symptoms."

- Carol S.


"...I am exercising again and able to maintain my allergies and asthma in a manageable state. Before Dr. McFarlane, my husband could not stand up straight and was on pain medication for lower back problems. Now he is playing raquetball again. Peter is so much better after the accident he had this summer, he is playing basketball again... We are very grateful for the treatment we have received from Dr. McFarlane."

- Keith, Mary Jo, Peter and Mary Grace


"Thanks to Dr. McFarlane's treatments, advice on diet, vitamins and exercise, I haven't taken pain medication for a couple of years. I feel Dr. McFarlane has made my quality of life as a senior citizen better than it had been for 10 or 15 years previous. I enjoy telling other people of Dr. McFarlane and the wonderful results I've had from his treatments and advice."

- Mary Lou


"I have had surgery twice on my foot, each time with different diagnoses from two different physicians. I have had numerous problems resulting from these surgeries. Dr. McFarlane has been the first doctor to treat my foot and had given me any relief from the pain. His professionalism with patients, courtesy and consideration has been very helpful."

- Rita F.


"I have been a patient with Dr. Jay for the past 3 years. During these past years I have accomplished several Grand Canyon hikes, including a 23 mile rim-to-rim, and 3 P.F. Chang's 1/2 marathons. Most recently I have battled cancer treatments and during all of these accomplishments and trials Dr. Jay has kept my mental and physical self in alignment. With the assistance of Dr. Jay and staff at Advanced back Pain & Injury Center, I feel that I have been able to maintain a balance in my life I may otherwise not have been able to accomplish. Thank you!"


"I am a chiropractor, with the same hard-won post-doctoral credentials as Dr. Jay. So, when I moved to Phoenix I knew that I could not / would not work with just any doctor. When in practice myself, I gave top-notch care to my own patients and so I insisted on finding someone with exacting standards, attention to detail, caring attitude, superior skills, and an extensive knowledge base. Dr. Jay is that doctor! He is definitely worth the 45+ minute drive from my home."


"My back has improved significantly. My balance is much better. I am stronger and leaner. I feel better and am pain free. Please have Dr. McFarlane analyze your condition. He will tell you the truth and offer lots of good suggestions that work! He is the most knowledgeable chiropractor I have used. He is also very positive and enthusiastic. Everyone in his office is very supportive. Highly recommended."

- K. A.


"Dr. Jay McFarlane and Advanced Back Pain & Injury Center really do care! I had a wonderful experience when coming in to be treated! The staff was incredibly friendly and professional. I highly recommend a visit to Dr. Jay's Advanced Back Pain & Injury Center!"


"I was truly impressed with the nice facility and the caring staff and friendly can-do attitude and smiles. Doctor and staff are truly amazing with their treatment program as well as the front desk staff were incredible during the visits I made to the office. All this adds up to customer service you rarely see these days! Thank you to them all so very much! They have a customer for life!"


"Dr. Jay McFarlane has been so instrumental in saving my way of life, rather giving me my life back!

I met him after three years of cancer and I was riddled with osteoporosis. I couldn't stand for long. I couldn't sit for long. I couldn't lift anything and I had to retire from my job that I love very much. I was in so much pain constantly. My doctor at the time said I had three choices: 1) Laser, which doesn't last long; 2) A rod put up my spine; or, 3) acupuncture and chiropractic for relief. I went to my chiropractor, but he was selling the business.

I wasn't happy about changing doctors but I met Dr. Jay and his wife and the rest of the staff and they assured me that this was the right choice. I never looked back. First, he took x-rays himself at his facility and sat my husband and I down explaining everything that was wrong with my back. I didn't just have osteoporosis. I had scoliosis, stenosis, three bulging discs and a pinched nerve. He also said that my scoliosis was never going to be cured but that he could make my life better and healthier and manageable. He also informed me that this wasn't a one shot deal and that I had to consciously commit to regular adjustments and exercises. And, he put me on Metagenics supplements, one being a bone builder which brought me back into osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. All of which has made my life so wonderful. I don't have constant back pain and it truly has given me back my life. Also, he's got me on Acute Phase, another Metagenics that when I go on a trip and have a lot of things and activities to do I could do them with no pain!!

I first started treatment three times a week with pillows to help me when I sit and sleep and within six months I felt so much better. Now it's been three years. I come in once a week and I have to tell you he's found more things that he has been able to help me with.

First of all, I've had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) all my life...terrible IBS. Six years ago I went for a colonoscopy which revealed it and last year I was diagnosed with colitis so it was even getting worse. So, hesitantly, I brought it up to Dr. Jay. Immediately he put me on Metagenics Ultra GI Replenish, which has been amazing and a savior. When I went back for another colonoscopy, my doctor was amazed after six months of the Ultra GI Replenish I had no signs of IBS or colotis. I have no more cramps and no more problem.

Another wonderful thing he's introduced me to is Circling the Dragon. That's when one has a wound, acupuncture put in the right place can help heal that wound very fast. Afer three treatments and two weeks you could see the difference in this wound. I also had a glass piece in my foot. I thought I got it all out but two weeks later after Circling the Dragon treatments a huge piece of glass emerged. Also, with regular acupuncture I haven't been sick in three years. I used to have a cold every year that would turn into severe bronchitis!

So, you see why I truly believe in this man and what he can do. He will help you, if you follow his advice and do everything you have to. You, too, will get your body and your life back. Believe me, it works and he can help you! Thank you, Dr. Jay McFarlane!"

- Paula B.


"Good session as usual. Dr. Jay adjusted me manually and with activator and focused on the areas where I had needed adjustment, such as shoulders, ankles, back and neck."


"Immediately after the adjustment I felt almost 100% better! Dr. Jay knows his stuff. I am in deep appreciation, and have been for almost twenty years. Life is good again! Thanks Doc!"

- Jim


"Great office! Fantastic service! Great people to work with! Very informative and new programs and treatments available."


"Dr. Jay is working miracles on my sciatica. The pain is subsiding and I'm back to walking."


"The staff and Dr. Jay are the best! I always feel welcome and receive prompt attention from the moment I walk in the door to when I leave. You can trust these guys to take good care of you!"


"Great experience! Very knowledgeable and caring staff!"


Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C. and the caring, experienced staff at Advanced Back Pain & Injury Center and Pinnacle Lifestyles, practice non-surgical, modern chiropractic care to get you Beyond Relief...Better than ever! Many of our chiropractic services are covered by health insurance and Medicare. During your first visit, you will receive a customized treatment plan to that suits your relief, schedule and budget.

Conditions we treat for ALL AGES include:

Back, Neck and Headache Pain
On-the-Job Injuries
Auto Injuries
Whiplash Injuries
Sports Injuries and Functional Training
Shoulder, Arm and Hand Pain
Hip, Knee and Ankle Pain
Shooting Pains and Numbness
Chronic Pain
Pregnancy Back Pain

The conditions treated by Advanced Back Pain & Injury Center and Pinnacle Lifestyles are not limited to those listed here. These are merely general conditions. The physician will examine each patient carefully and consult with the patient and/or his health care physician to determine the appropriate treatment method(s) for the individual patient.

Types of care and methods of treatment include:
Chiropractic Adjustments

The purpose of Chiropractic Care is to restore and maintain the health of the whole person and not just to treat the isolated symptoms and diseases. Chiropractic personalizes care to help create the potential for well-being and improve the quality of life, rather than just focusing on illness.

Chiropractic care is aimed at restoring and maintaining normal structure, joint, muscle, and nervous system function. For more information, please watch the video.

Diversified Adjustments are a traditional chiropractic technique done by hand in order to deliver specific pressure focused on restoring normal physiological motion in joints of the spine and extremities.

The Gonstead Adjustment is a specific pressure delivered by hand which provides individual control over the adjustment so that it can be modified to suit any patient. It is a fast exact pressure is applied, that is also gentle and effective. The adjustment is intended to restore proper function to the spine and nervous system so the body can then begin its natural healing process.

The Activator Technique utilizes a small spring-loaded adjusting instrument to deliver a focused low pressure corrective impulse into the misaligned spinal segment.


Acupuncture stimulates the body's nerves, muscles and connective tissues through the use of lasers or traditional Acupuncture needles to boost the activity of your body's natural painkillers and increase blood flow.

Stability Rehabilitation

Stability Rehabilitation is the treatment of disease, pain, and weakness using specialized exercise and stretching rather than by drugs.

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Low-Level Laser Therapy restores health by removing the underlying causes of ill health by decreasing inflammation, increasing oxygen and blood flow, promoting muscle calcium uptake, and increasing neurotransmitters release. Laser light passes through the skin and stimulates the cell energy production center, called the mitochondria, creating more energy, better cell communication, improved tissue growth, enhanced cell nutrition and extended cell life.

Dynamic Gait Analysis and Customized Orthotics

Dynamic Gait Analysis and Customized Orthotics involves walking over a computerized pressure plate with over 4000 sensors while the computer displays 2-D and 3-D representations of the pressures under your feet. The report of findings will help Dr. McFarlane evaluate your foot function and determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are related to faulty foot mechanics. If necessary, customized orthotics (devices worn in your shoes) are prescribed to relieve your dysfunction by realigning and stabilizing the bones of your feet, therefore, restoring your natural walking pattern.


Nutrition is part of our whole-body approach to your wellness. We believe that identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies is critical to your overall health. Nutrition is closely related to your body's internal balance and immune system. We can help you maximize your genetic potential!

"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." - Dr. Ann Wigmore

Specialty Practice Areas include:
Nike Golf Performance System

Like any athlete, your game begins long before you set foot on the field. As a former professional athlete himself, Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C. knows firsthand how training and analysis are a critical part of success. That is why he partnered with Nike Golf and the Gray Institute to become a certified Nike Golf NG360° Performance Specialist. Together, we will transform your human potential into human performance. When you choose the NG360° program, you choose to maximize the efficiency of your golf swing from head to toe. NG360° GPS was designed to push the threshold of your performance using a scientific process of analysis and training. We start from scratch to enhance the athleticism and performance of golfers at any skill level. Your personalized performance analysis and training schedule is guided by logical strategies derived from the Applied Functional Science principles of human movement. All of human movement, athleticism, and golf are Applied Functional Science. The best piece of equipment is not in your golf bag. Please call our office to begin your NG360° Golf analysis today.

  • Improve Your Swing
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Lower Your Score
Chiropractic Care for Kids

An increase in chronic childhood disease is one of the reasons parents may seek alternative health care for their kids. Advanced Back Pain & Injury Center and Pinnacle Lifestyles offer chiropractic care designed specifically with young people in mind and can often relieve acute conditions resulting from birth trauma, sports mishaps, and accidental injury.

When our bodies are misaligned, nerves, muscles and connective tissues may be affected. Safe, non-invasive spinal adjustments can free joint, relive pressure and muscle aches, and help clear upper respiratory infections. A regular regimen of specific exercise and chiropractic care designed for kids can improve sleep and build stronger immune systems. Asthma, allergy symptoms and patterns of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also be treatable with Animotion™ and specialized chiropractic care.

Dr. Jay McFarlane, D.C. also provides gentle chiropractic care for babies, toddlers and infants. Care for these littlest patients often includes relief of colic, digestive discomfort and acute conditions resulting from birth trauma.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Kids include:
  • Treat Sports Mishaps and Acute Accidental Injury
  • Often Relieves Earaches, Muscle Pain and Upper Respiratory Issues
  • Can Improve Sleep and Build Stronger Immune Systems


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Entrance Application
History of Illness / Injury / Pain
Update Health Information
Consent for Purposes of Treatment
Notice of Privacy Practices
HIPPA Declaration


We have two convenient locations to serve you.

Tatum Office
Monday, Wednesday: 8am-noon, 2-6pm
Friday: 7am-noon

11030 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 102
Phoenix, Arizona 85028-6073

(602) 494-3037
(602) 996-5274

Carefree Office
(Carefree Acupuncture & Chiropractic Center)
Tuesday, Thursday: 8am-noon, 2-6pm

7518 E. Elbow Bend Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85377

(480) 488-9647
(480) 488-8528