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Lower Back Pain

Visit Rainier Sports and Spinal Rehab for Natural Lower Back Pain Treatment in Puyallup, WA

If you've ever experienced an episode of lower back pain, you can appreciate how frustrating or even debilitating this condition can be. However, the downtime and risks associated with invasive treatments, including surgery and prescription medications, are equally troubling to many of our patients. It's why our Puyallup sports chiropractor and rehabilitation team loves helping people find relief from their lower back pain using holistic therapies which are as gentle as they are effective. You're encouraged to call Rainier Sports and Spinal Rehab to learn more about how we can help. 


Types of Lower Back Pain

The most common causes of lower back pain include age-related changes such as stenosis (narrowing of bony passageways in the spine), arthritis (joint inflammation), and degenerative disc disease (wear and tear on the spinal discs). Our team also frequently sees:

  • Disc herniation or bulge (tear and rupture or protrusion of a disc, caused by chronic or acute damage)
  • Muscle spasms and strains
  • Spinal ligament sprains
  • Vertebral joint locks and misalignments
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (nerve root compression in the low back) or sciatica (specifically, compression of the sciatic nerve root)

You can probably guess that advancing age is one of the most common risk factors for low back pain. Additional risk factors including being overweight or obese, being sedentary, having a physically demanding job (e.g., one with frequent standing, bending, lifting, or twisting), and experiencing acute physical trauma (e.g., an auto accident or fall).

Symptoms to Expect With Lower Back Pain

People experience lower back pain in different ways. Their symptoms can wax and wane throughout the day and may progress over time. Common complaints include:

  • Back stiffness
  • Back pain (sore, dull, achy, throbbing, or sometimes sharp)
  • Leg pain, numbness, and weakness

Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain: What to Expect

Come see us for your lower back pain—we'll get you started on an individualized chiropractic care plan that can alleviate your pain and dysfunction and prevent recurring dysfunction.

Following your diagnosis, you can expect to experience a range of treatment options such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue management, Graston technique, functional training, individualized exercises, nutritional counseling, and more—whatever you need to optimize healing. Together, these services reduce pain and inflammation, promote circulation and reduced swelling, realign spinal joints, improve core muscle function and coordination, and teach you how to move with greater confidence and ease at work and during day-to-day life. 

Fed Up With Lower Back Pain? 

Contact Rainier Sports Rehab at  (253) 445-0440 to speak with our front office staff and schedule an appointment with sports chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Earle.