Back Pain services offered in Tacoma WA

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

Back pain is a common complaint, as nearly everyone experiences it at some point. At Active Chiropractic - Tacoma, experienced chiropractor Bradley Mundt, D.C., and his skilled team offer holistic care for back pain in Tacoma WA, options that reduce the need for invasive procedures. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking feature today.

Back Pain Q & A in Tacoma WA

What is back pain?

Back pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your lower, mid, or upper back. It’s common and can result from a disease, injury, or age-related wear-and-tear. Treatment with the Active Chiropractic - Tacoma team helps you heal from your discomfort, allowing you to enjoy an active lifestyle.

What does back pain feel like?

Back pain might feel like:

  • Sharp or shooting pain
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Stabbing pain
  • Radiation discomfort
  • Dull aching pain
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Tightness
  • Weakness

The pain might resolve with home care or linger long-term. The symptoms you experience could be mild or severe and debilitating. See the Active Chiropractic - Tacoma team if the pain negatively affects your life and you need relief quickly.

What are the common causes of back pain?

Some of the common reasons you may have back pain include:

  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Narrowed spinal canal
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spinal canal)
  • Other spinal abnormalities
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Muscle, tendon, or ligament strains
  • Tight muscle fibers
  • Muscle tension
  • Whiplash
  • Poor posture
  • Joint problems
  • Poor sleeping positions

You might sustain a back injury playing sports, falling down, lifting something heavy, being in a car accident, or having a physically demanding job. Risk factors for back pain include carrying excess body weight, lack of strength and flexibility, stress, and older age.

How is the cause of my back pain diagnosed?

To find the root cause of back discomfort, the Active Chiropractic - Tacoma team reviews your symptoms, lifestyle, medications, and medical history. They check your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.

Your specialist also completes a comprehensive physical exam to look for signs of injuries, diseases, and age-related wear and tear. Your provider might order blood tests, nerve-function tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures before developing a personalized treatment plan.

What care options are available for back pain?

Based on the severity and cause of your back pain, the Active Chiropractic - Tacoma team may recommend one or more of the following options:

  • Rest
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Bracing
  • Injections
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Therapeutic massage therapy
  • Physical therapy

While you relax on a comfortable chiropractic table, your specialist uses manual manipulation to align your spine, reduce muscle tension, ease pressure on pinched nerves, improve blood flow, and enhance healing.

They may recommend more than one type of treatment to offer you the most effective back pain relief and may alter your treatment plan as needed. Taking advantage of the holistic treatments available at Active Chiropractic - Tacoma can reduce the need for pain medicine and surgery.

To achieve back pain relief, call the Active Chiropractic - Tacoma office or schedule an appointment online today.

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Active Chiropractic - Tacoma

7910 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
P: (253) 473-3733
F: (253) 473-9517