Reports indicate that everyone in Washington will suffer from low back pain!

Just kidding.

The actual statistic is that 4 in 5 will have lower back pain at some point in their life. And not just people in Tacoma, but in the United States. But what causes lower back pain? Most back pain is actually the result of a mechanical dysfunction somewhere in the lumbar spine or the pelvis. When that happens, it can interfere with the nerves that go from that area to the organs in the lower body, and the muscles and skin in the legs and pelvis.

Back pain can show up like a sharp stabbing, or a constant spasm, or a dull ache, or even the feeling like it’s all very unstable and could go “out” at any moment. These are all classic examples of lower back pain and mid back pain. All of which can be successfully treated by your Chiropractor.

Chiropractic is very effective in working with the mechanical causes of lower back pain, and is remarkably effective at dealing with the nerve system interruption which is really the more serious component. Pain is a warning sign, and is not meant to be suppressed with drugs just so that you feel better. It is a sign that something isn’t working quite right, and your body is letting you know! Similar to a check engine light, it’s time to do something about it, rather than just wait for it to go away. Most of the time, when pain just goes away, it’s because your body has figured out a way to adapt around that particular dysfunction, which puts stress on every other area of your body. That’s why many times lower back pain is actually caused by something dysfunctional in the pelvis, or the knee, or the foot, or even the neck!

Your chiropractor can determine just where the problem is and deal with it in such a way that you won’t have to use pain suppressing and healing suppressing drugs any more. Ibuprofen and other such drugs actually interfere with healing, believe it or not! That’s because inflammation is a process used by the body to do the healing. It’s not a mistake or an error. It’s deliberate. And we want that process to be carried out in the most efficient and effective means possible.

We want you to heal, over and beyond just your low back pain!