Conditions Treated By Your Tacoma Chiropractor
Your Tacoma chiropractor team at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic has spent the past 25 years helping people of all ages and backgrounds achieve drug-free and non-invasive relief from a variety of acute and chronic health conditions.
Estimates show that as many as 80% of us will experience at least one lifetime episode of lower back pain, which is often precipitated by stress, poor posture, sedentary activity, smoking, obesity, or specific injuries such as muscle strain, arthritis, stenosis, and joint subluxation. Our Tacoma chiropractor uses techniques that address both symptoms and underlying causes to provide long-lasting back pain relief.
Headaches & Migraines
Tension headaches and migraines are often caused or exacerbated by misalignments in the spine, which increase the stress on cervical joints and neck muscles and can impair your nervous system's ability to regulate blood flow to the brain. Our chiropractor provides spinal adjustments and other natural techniques to provide effective migraine relief.
The sciatic nerve exits on either side of the spinal cord in your low back, where it goes on to supply motor and sensory input to your legs. When this nerve becomes pinched by a herniated or bulging disc, or by a subluxed vertebral joint, chiropractic care can help relieve pressure on the nerve, thereby reducing your sciatica symptoms of leg pain, numbness, and weakness.
Any peripheral nerve--not just your sciatic nerve--can become pinched or impinged by an aberrant disc, spinal bone, scar tissue, or muscle spasm. At our Tacoma chiropractic clinic, we provide spinal adjustments, massage, and postural re-training to resolve the cause of the impingement, reduce inflammation, and relieve your symptoms without the need for drugs.
Between the bones of your spine lie small gel-filled discs, which normally aid with spinal mobility and shock absorption. An acute injury, repetitive poor posture, inadequate nutrition, or general wear and tear can cause this disc to "slip" or bulge out of place. In other cases, the inner gel-like substance may leak out of the disc.
A sport injury can affect any area of the body, and may occur due to an acute incident or poor technique and overuse. Our chiropractor helps athletes get back in the game by reducing inflammation, restoring normal mobility, improving the strength and flexibility of important muscles, and re-training athletes on correct and effective body mechanics to prevent recurring issues.
Whiplash & other Auto Injuries
The rapid acceleration and deceleration in car accidents can lead to strain and injury on the joints, nerves, and connective tissues of the neck. Chiropractic care can relieve your whiplash symptoms or even prevent them from developing if you see a chiropractor immediately after your accident. Other common auto accident injuries our Tacoma chiropractor treats include shoulder pain, back pain, hip pain, and knee pain.
A thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia (located on the bottom of your foot, running from your heel to the front foot) can become inflamed and irritated, leading to foot pain and stiffness that's especially worse in the morning. Dr. Bakke works upstream from the problem to assess how your posture and movement mechanics are contributing to the condition, and offers effective treatment to resolve discomfort quickly.
There's a nerve in your forearm called the median nerve, which crosses into your hand through an anatomical structure in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. Sometimes, due to acute trauma or repetitive/overuse injury, this nerve can become compressed within the tunnel, leading to pain and numbness in the first 3 fingers of your hand. The chiropractic approach is to identify and address what's causing the nerve compression in the first place, while also providing symptom relief through massage, spinal adjustments, and other strategies.
We hold a lot of tension and stress in our shoulders and neck area, plus our modern day world presents a lot of challenges to our posture (just look at everyone hunched over their phones) that can lead to strain on muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints of the cervical spine. Dr. Bakke can heal and resolve neck pain through spinal adjustments, massage therapy, postural re-training, and other techniques. Specific conditions affecting the neck include Scalenus Anticus syndrome, also known as extremely tight neck muscles.
Weight Loss & Nutritional Counseling
There isn't a one size fits all prescription for nutrition and weight loss plans. Our chiropractor educates his patients about balanced nutrition and dietary supplements and can help individuals develop customized eating plans that support lean body mass. By resolving pain and dysfunction Dr. Bakke also helps individuals tolerate daily exercise to help them along their weight loss journey.
Contact Our Tacoma Chiropractor Today
Is your health not where you want it to be? If you've been looking for a chiropractor in Tacoma who can provide you with back pain relief, migraine headache relief, or even sciatica treatment in Tacoma, then call the Bakke Chiropractic Clinic today at 253-472-3365.