Low Back Pain

Blake Dennis, ND -  - Naturopathic Medicine

Origins Naturopathic

Blake Dennis, ND

Naturopathic Medicine & Wellness Clinic located in Seattle, WA

Low back pain can make getting through each day a challenge, but relying on pain medications can have dangerous consequences for your overall health. Blake Dennis, ND, and the skilled team at Origins Naturopathic offers alternative treatments for low back pain that address the underlying cause of your symptoms and promote overall emotional and physical health. For natural, holistic solutions for low back pain, call the Seattle, Washington clinic, or book your appointment online today.

Low Back Pain

What causes low back pain?

Low back pain can arise due to a variety of injuries and conditions, such as:

  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament strains
  • Herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve impingement
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Abnormal spine curvatures
  • Postural imbalances
  • Fibromyalgia

Stress, trauma, and unprocessed emotions can also contribute to ongoing low back pain.

Which symptoms are associated with low back pain?

The exact nature of your low back pain depends on the underlying cause. Some of the most common symptoms of low back pain include:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Pain that worsens when bending, stretching, or coughing
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Pain in the buttocks or legs

Sciatica, a condition affecting the sciatic nerve, causes low back pain, hip pain, and nerve pain symptoms like numbness, tingling, and pain that travels down the back of your leg.

Back pain from an acute injury typically resolves within 72 hours. Chronic low back pain persists for more than 12 weeks without significant improvement is considered to be a chronic pain condition.

How can naturopathic medicine address low back pain?

Your expert at Origins Naturopathic begins with an assessment to determine the exact cause of your low back pain. This includes a physical exam, an evaluation of your emotional health, a review of your health history, and a detailed discussion of your pain symptoms.

Once your provider has identified the cause of your low back pain, they design a personalized plan to relieve your pain and resolve underlying issues or injuries. Your custom treatment plan may include:

Physical medicine

Your provider releases tension, lengthens tight muscles, reduces inflammation, and improves musculoskeletal function through hands-on bodywork such as visceral manipulation, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and other therapies.

Mind-body medicine

Your provider can guide you in identifying emotional patterns that anchor pain within your body. They help you release holding patterns and shift your mind-body experience through mental exercises, guided meditation, breath training, and emotional processing. 

Herbal medicine

Herbal and nutritional medicine can reduce inflammation, enhance tissue healing, and support a shift towards greater ease in your mind and body.

To schedule an evaluation for low back pain, call Origins Naturopathic today, or make an appointment online.