The spine (backbone) is a well-protected bone system extending from the base of the head to the pelvis. With its unique stacking-blocks vertebrae, the spine allows us to move fluidly from our hips through our shoulders, bending, twisting and turning as we need to. It’s responsible for our posture and helps support upper body strength. Because our spinal cord is protected within the bones of the spine, problems with the back or spine can be especially serious.
MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has a wide range of experts available to help treat your back pain, including:
Since back pain can be caused by a number of conditions or injuries, your first step in diagnosing your pain is to be seen by one of our providers. Your initial appointment will be usually be with one of our orthopedic surgeons or sports medicine doctors. The doctor will complete a full evaluation of your symptoms and recent activities. X-rays, and MRI or CT scans may be necessary.
Finding the reason for your pain will help determine your treatment, as well as which provider or providers will be part of your treatment team.
To learn more or to make an appointment, select one of the providers listed above, or call:
Pierce County Locations (except Mountain Clinic):
South King County Locations: