Our chiropractors and rehab specialists help with back pain relief in our Seattle and Portland clinics

Back Pain 

Back pain is one of the top reasons people start to visit a chiropractor for safe, responsible wellness and comfort. At Tangelo we see many patients who run the gamut of back pain experiences, ranging from mild discomfort to total immobility.

Back pain affects those of all ages, all athletic abilities, and all activity levels. If you live a life with any amount of back discomfort or if your mobility is affected due to back problems, a chiropractor will help. 

Remember, when your body is in pain, it’s telling you that something isn’t quite right. Finding out what’s causing the pain is going to be the best first move. Not only will mending the root of the problem alleviate your discomfort, but it will promote balance and function and ensure more significant issues don’t arise. 

Let our team help get control of your pain through safe, organic spinal treatments.

We can help your recovery if your back pain is causing you:

  • Discomfort while trying to support your daily habits
  • Making it difficult for you to complete your usual workout program 
  • Mobility problems, making it harder and harder to move
  • Severe, chronic, or radiating pain 
  • Any discomfort


Why Do I Have Back Pain? 

The back is composed of the spine, which is a complex structure consisting of discs and small bones called vertebrae. These bones are all stacked on top of each other and run from the bottom of the brainstem through to the lower back. 

This structure supports almost every move we make, so it’s pretty important to the body, as you can imagine. If our back is harmed, it can cause issues with the neck and hips or even strenuous headaches. 

If you are experiencing back discomfort at any level, even if you believe it’s not significant, we recommend seeing your local Seattle chiropractor or local Portland chiropractor as soon as possible. A better-safe-than-sorry attitude is best when dealing with back pain. We’ve seen many patients who assumed their pain would dissipate on its own, but instead, it grew steadily worse in both significance and frequency. 

Common causes of back pain

It’s not only serious accidents that cause back discomfort; it can be a simple everyday act like putting on your seatbelt that’s the culprit.

Some of the common causes of back pain we see in our offices include: 

  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Pulled muscles
  • Muscles sprains and strains
  • Bruised tissue
  • Spine compression 
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Spinal tumors
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis

If not treated adequately, these issues can worsen. Our doctors will provide chiropractic care and rehabilitation that’s safe and reliable. We never mask the pain but find its source using a variety of effective, proven techniques. 

Because the spine is integral to our movements and function, the whole body can suffer if compromised. Working with a chiropractor to properly adjust the spine will provide balance and relieve pain before a more serious injury occurs. 

Should I See a Chiropractor For My Back Pain?

We absolutely believe that you will see significant changes in your quality of life upon visiting with one of our chiropractors. Once your back pain is under control, you will feel better, be healthier, and get back to the routine and activities you enjoy. Our holistic approach to your pain will offer you pain management, proactive measures that keep your body balanced, and support overall wellbeing. 


Some reasons our patients visit us include one or more of the following: 

  • Various kinds of back pain- chronic, sharp, dull, stabbing, throbbing, or radiating
  • Sore, tender, or aching back muscles 
  • Back stiffness
  • Lumbar pain or lower back pain
  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility in the back
  • Problems with proper mobility due to back discomfort 
  • Swelling or redness in specific areas of the back


These issues can occur for several reasons:

  • Prolonged overuse of muscles or joints
  • Inactivity
  • Improper movement 
  • Poor posture
  • Sports or exercise injury
  • Auto or motorcycle accident
  • Slip or fall
  • Lack of proper remote working conditions
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Working at a computer all-day
  • Work-related injury 
  • Sitting at a desk all-day
  • Poor moving or lifting practices 
  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly 
  • Abrupt movements or pulling of the body

Using non-invasive treatments, we can empower the body to heal itself and get you to your health goals. Spinal care comes in various forms, such as adjustments, stretches, and exercises that regulate balance and function. 

Working remotely and back pain

The current working environment has been evolving, and with that comes new office space, workstations, and desk setups. If you fall into this category and are noticing back pain or discomfort that you didn’t have previously, we’d like to talk with you. 

We will provide you with education on lumbar support, correct neck, back, and posture support, at-home (sometimes even in-chair) exercises and stretches, and more. We know that when you’re in pain, concentration and work can be very difficult. Let’s get your spine working well, your muscles strong, and maintain structural wellbeing for a healthy body, mind, and soul.

How Can a Chiropractor Help My Back Pain? 

Our offices are equipped with advanced, safe, responsible chiropractors and chiropractic instruments to help you reap the rewards of a healthy spine quickly and effectively. Our techniques serve to protect the body, not cause more damage through risky surgery or addictive medication. 

There are many patients with back problems that come to us because they know we will provide a wellness plan that works for them and that they’re comfortable with. We will earn your trust on your very first visit with us, and we’ll stick by your side through your recovery process. Our evidence-based chiropractic and rehabilitative services benefit your natural approach to health. 


Other benefits you can expect to receive from our Tangelo chiropractors and rehab therapists include: 

  • More comfort
  • Less pain or pain-free 
  • Better balance and a supportive spine
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved range of motion, flexibility, and mobility 
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Less pressure put on joints, muscles, and ligaments
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Improved physical activity and exercise
  • More energy
  • Improved overall quality of life


Interested in learning how we can safely get you the pain-free life you’re looking for? Let’s talk about your unique goals and pains and then create a plan that gets results. 


How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Back Pain?

Whether you’re active or sedentary, or in severe pain or having mild back issues, we’re here to help you. That mild back issue may turn into a monster, and that’s something none of us want. Spinal alignment will help balance the body and allow the muscles, joints, and ligaments to work together, support what and where they need to, and give you the pain-free body you need.  

For individuals experiencing chronic back and neck pain, especially those who have not found relief through conventional treatments or have undergone unsuccessful back or neck surgery, we offer Spinal Decompression Therapy a safe, non-invasive treatment.


Let our doctors provide natural solutions that are proven to work. Some of our most common chiropractic techniques include:


You will receive our full attention for a full hour of body work. We’ll give you a tailored approach to your care and needs and find the underlying issues that are causing your pain. Our doctors will provide you with the appropriate tools to ensure you can maintain your health through proper exercises and stretches, as well as posture, movement, working, and sleeping solutions. 

If you are feeling even the slightest discomfort, call us for an appointment. Finding out the cause of your discomfort quickly will significantly benefit your recovery process.


If you decide to put off getting your pain checked, you may find yourself with one or more of these problems:

  • Chronic back pain 
  • Stiffness
  • Backaches while at rest
  • Discomfort when sitting, standing, or sleeping
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Loss of mobility
  • Recurring headaches or migraines
  • Nerve damage
  • Failure to perform your job, daily routine, or physical activity 
  • Mental and emotional distress 


Let’s discuss how we can best support you in your safe, holistic health and wellness goals. We’re conveniently located in  West Seattle, and Green Lake, WA, and Portland, OR.

Back Pain Testimonials 

We understand that you want the best chiropractic and rehabilitative care for your back injury. Hear what some of our patients have to say about working with us, then feel free to call one of our four offices to make your appointment today.

“I wish I could give Aaron 10 stars. I have been multiple PTs and chiropractors to help manage chronic back/neck pain. He was the first person to actually help my back long term. I am back to hiking, playing sports, going to workout classes pain free for the first time in years. He helped me figure out ways to help my pain while I was at work or on a plane traveling. He is so kind and clearly cares about each patients wellbeing and progress. I truly cannot thank him enough for helping me find ways to alleviate my pain long term rather than just getting me to the next appointment. Highly recommend!” – Katie N.


“Dr. Mike, Von, and the team at Tangelo really helped me out! I hurt my back lifting something into the car many months ago. I went to get X-rays at the time to make sure nothing major happened (it was that bad). The X-rays came back clean, but things didn’t ever feel quite right afterwards. It got to the point when I tried to run, each compression step hurt, and every night I woke feeling like I “slept funny”. So I booked a visit with Tangelo and Dr. Mike. He said he could probably have me running without that pain, in 6 weeks. This sounded too good to be true, but he was right. Every step of the way Dr. Mike gave it to me straight, and said what he thought was going on, and how we were going to work to fix it. He and Von came up with an exercise program to help me. I put the work in, but I couldn’t have done it without their help and guidance.”  – Hiro P