Back Pain Treatment in Lake Stevens


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Understanding Back Pain and Lower Back Pain

Back pain is a prevalent condition that often prevents individuals from fully enjoying life. The lower back is particularly common, with approximately 80 percent of people experiencing pain and injury in this area at some point in their lives. There are various causes of low back pain, including physical stressors like car accidents, repetitive movements, pregnancy or sports injuries. Other factors such as obesity, inflamed joints, and strained muscles can also contribute to this type of pain.

While temporary measures like applying ice, taking hot baths, or using pain medication may provide temporary relief, they do not address the root cause of the pain. At Lake Stevens Chiropractic, we conduct comprehensive examinations to identify and treat the underlying cause of back pain, ensuring longer-lasting results and a swift return to normal activities.

Conditions That Contribute to Back Pain

Numerous factors can lead to back pain, and our team can accurately diagnose the cause and recommend appropriate treatment options for optimal results.

Chronic poor posture:  Poor posture is an indication that the spine is out of alignment resulting in stress on the nerves and supporting soft tissues.  

Stress: Chronic stress can have various physiological responses in the body. Elevated stress hormones can increase heart rate and blood pressure, causing muscle tension. Over time, chronic stress weakens the back, leading to soreness and vulnerability to physical movements.

Strains and Sprains: Pushing the body beyond its limits, such as through excessive gardening or attempting new sports, can result in strains and sprains. Overuse leads to misalignments of the spine, stretching and tearing of ligaments and muscles, resulting in swelling and pain.

Disc Issues: Spinal degeneration can lead to bulging or herniated discs, exerting pressure on the back nerves. This pressure causes severe pain that may radiate to other areas of the body, such as the buttocks or legs. Chiropractic care has shown promising results in reducing this pain and halting further spine degeneration.

Vertebral Subluxation: Vertebral subluxation refers to misalignment of the vertebrae or bones in the back. Such misalignments can interfere with spinal cord and nerve function, resulting in pain and other symptoms. A common subluxation occurs in the lower back, where the sacrum meets the base of the spine.

Types and Symptoms of Back Pain

Lower back pain can be either acute or chronic. Acute pain occurs immediately, typically after physical activity. Seeking prompt treatment, such as chiropractic adjustments, often leads to immediate relief and prevents long-term issues.

Chronic pain, lasting longer than four weeks and persisting or rarely disappearing, requires focused chiropractic care to reduce pain and improve function. This may involve recommended at-home exercises to strengthen the affected area.

Back pain can manifest with a variety of symptoms that vary in severity and may change over time. Common symptoms include:

Stiffness limiting range of motion

Muscle spasms in specific positions

Muscle cramping

Increased sensitivity to pressure, temperature, and touch

Pain in the upper, middle, or lower back

Pain upon awakening from rest periods

Pain triggered by certain activities or movements

Buttock pain or radiating leg pain

Increasingly severe and longer-lasting pain

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

Lower back pain

What is the best treatment for lower back pain?

Man receiving treatment by chiropractor. Chiropractor has his hands on both the upper and lower areas of the patients spine.

While some cases of back pain may resolve on their own, others persist for extended periods and significantly impair daily life. If you have endured pain or tried other treatments without success, chiropractic care may provide the solution. Dr. Hanson and his team with over 60 years of combined experience, are dedicated to facilitating natural healing and improving patients’ well-being. 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9 AM – 12 PM   2 PM – 6 PM
2 PM – 6 PM
9 AM – 12 PM


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Our Patient Reviews


Linda Kreitel

“We were hit so hard that my seat back broke! When I came to Lake Stevens Chiropractic Clinic I was in severe pain throughout my spine. After going through chiropractic care I am now feeling much better. The doctors and staff are excellent!”


Shirley S., Darrington, WA
Dr. Hansen saved my life in a way. I was living in misery unable to do much due to extreme back pain. I had been to other Chiropractors and they helped some but I was still in pain. My husband started to go to Dr. Hansen first and I couldn’t believe the difference in him He had been in the hospital he was so bad. One treatment and he was able to go back to work so we both started going to him. We have been going to him for about 48 years and he keeps us both up and running! I have referred many people to him and he has helped them all. I don’t know what we will do when he retires. He is the Greatest!


Diane Wesala – Granite Falls
“My girls and I were treated after a car accident. Our treatments were great. Lake Stevens Chiropractic Clinic is the first place we come after a car accident. We always leave feeling much better.”