Common Pains that Chiropractic Care Can Relieve in Tacoma


Chiropractic care focuses on the overall wellbeing of the body through proper alignment, loosened muscles, healthy nutrition and more. At Proctor Chiropractic, we believe a balanced body, mind and lifestyle leads to a happier and healthier day-to-day. Dr. Keogh and Dr. Luke treat a great number of physical ailments, injuries, and diseases at our Tacoma, WA chiropractic office. Here are the four most common complaints we see:

Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain and Spasms

An estimated eight out of ten Americans struggle with back pain. Lower back pain is often due to old injury, poor posture or work conditions. The chiropractor will loosen the muscles in the lower back, stopping spasms and eliminating pain without the use of medications. Most patients find their back pain is greatly alleviated by spinal decompression, a chiropractic therapy that reverses the damage done daily by gravity by gently stretching the vertebrae apart and allowing them to realign easier.

Finding Relief for Neck Pain

The increased strain on the neck from looking down at handheld devices is a major cause in chronic neck pain for both children and adults. We use stretching, massage and muscle therapy techniques to help eliminate neck pain and muscle-related headaches. Neck problems may stem all the way down into the back and are often helped by spinal manipulation.

Old Shoulder Pain

Strain in the upper back, neck and shoulders can cause indirect pain or inflammation in the arms. If the main nerves running down the arm are interrupted and untreated, shoulder pain can extend to the elbow and even down to the fingertips. By working the shoulder and adjusting the spine, we are able to provide patients relief from the aching sensation in their arms.

Crippling Knee/Hip Pain

When the body is not aligned properly, the stride will cause secondary problems. Hip and knee pain are often directly caused by a tilt of the pelvis. Chiropractic adjustments correct the spinal alignment, eliminating pain caused by imbalance. Some knee pain is caused by a poor arch in the foot that allows the knee to press inwards and the bones to rub -- this is often helped with special adjustments to the knees and custom-fit orthotics.


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8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Proctor Chiropractic
3901 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 756-7500
(253) 756-7501