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Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Reduces Cost. We can do Better!

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Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Reduces Cost. We can do Better!

Chiropractic care for back pain is a well established, documented and researched form of treatment leading to reduced cost to patients and insurers, but we can do better!  At Tacoma Chiropractic Center we have reduced cost by a even greater margin by simply implementing treatment strategies that make sense.  Unfortunately, there has not been any consistent treatment protocols to address back pain which is why we can do better if we follow the treatment plan recommended by Tacoma Chiropractic Center.  If you ask anyone who's had back pain you will get a lot of different answers as to what they did for treatment. Treatment recommendations are given based on the type of provider the patient sees and NOT by a recommended protocol. For example, when you go to the medical doctor for a bacterial infection the protocol is set and you will likely receive antibiotics. If you have back pain you might get medication for pain, spasm and inflammation. You might get a referral to physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic or given advice to lose weight, do yoga or exercise more. The lack of consistency and protocols is confusing and frustrating to patients who are often left with finding their own treatment.  

 Most treatment recommendations are beneficial, however, they are often done in the wrong order leading to delayed responses, lingering and often recurring pain. Pain relief should NOT be the goal, returning to normal pain free functional movement is. 

THE SOLUTION is to address the condition in the order your body reacts.

Typical symptom pattern or body reaction is:

1. Pain, Spasm and Inflammation.

2. Limited muscle and joint movement due to pain spasm and inflammation.

3. Weakness and deconditioning.

4. Recurring symptoms and multiple flare-ups.

I hurt so I don't move, I get weak and I hurt again, repeat. 

Successful treatment (In the proper order)

1. Address pain spasm and inflammation WITH Ice, heat, massage, traction.

2. Improve joint and muscle motion WITH massage therapy and joint adjustments (Chiropractic), stretching.

3. Transition to stabilizing and strengthening the injured area. 

4. Practice safe body mechanics, exercise, maintain flexibility and occasional chiropractic and massage appointments.

I feel better, I move better, I get stronger,i reduce the recurrence, I stay healthy.

This order of treatment makes the most sense, yields the best outcomes and leads to high patient satisfaction. At Tacoma Chiropractic Center we utilize massage therapy, traction, heat, ice and rehab exercises. When indicated we refer out to other medical specialties for injections and surgery. We also refer out for nerve testing, x-rays, MRI's and CT scans when medically appropriate.  

Tacoma Location

2611 N. Stevens St Tacoma, WA, 98407

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  • "I have had personal experience as a patient there as well. The staff is very friendly and personable. Since I trust Robert and Cessalie to work on me, they are the only chiropractors I will recommend to my patients!"
    Anastasia, Family Medicine MD
  • "What a wonderful alternative to carpal tunnel surgery. Wrist adjustments work wonders."
  • "My patients appreciate the help and professionalism in this office. Patients report improvement in pain and mobility and also appreciate being told when other modalities or treatment options are recommended."
    Greta, Internal Medicine MD
  • "Best place ever! The staff is always pleasant and nice- easy to get into, lots of parking, reasonable - the doctor really cares and wants you to get better! Highly recommend!!!"
    Amy - Tacoma, WA
  • "As a busy family practice physician, I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with DR’s. Robert and Cessalie Stalder for the past 10 years and we have built a very collegial relationship based on the fundamental principal of providing quality care for our patients. Their practice is directed at patient improvement, ultimate care and complete satisfaction."
    Janice, Family Medicine DO
  • "Tacoma chiropractic has always been super friendly and flexible. They've helped me with my back and neck issues through chiro adjustments and massage. Everybody I've worked with has been great!"
    Yvonne - Tacoma, WA
  • "I have worked with the Stalder’s for well over 10 years and continue to refer both my family and patients to them. I especially like referring my pregnant patients to them for the gently and effective care they receive."
    Gail, Ob/GYN Medical Doctor
  • "I have been coming here for services over the past 8 years. The Doctors are amazing, caring, passionate and knowledgeable. The front and back office staff are friendly, helpful and always polite. I have never had a scheduling or billing issue, ever in 8 years! Thank you TCC for helping me feel my best!"
    Rachel - Tacoma, WA