Back Pain FAQs

If you’re looking for an alternative to pain medications or surgery for low back pain relief, come to Circle Chiropractic Center in Fairfax for an evaluation. You could be a candidate for chiropractic treatment. The following frequently asked questions from Circle Chiropractic Center give you greater insight into back pain causes and chiropractic options for treatment.

Back Pain FAQs

What’s causing the Pain in My Back?

People experience back pain for various reasons. In some cases, back pain is caused by muscle overuse due to sports play or heavy lifting. Poor posture, pregnancy, and obesity can cause back pain as can chronic conditions. Back pain can also be the result of trauma and accidental injuries. Depending on your injury, you can experience pain in any part of your back, such as upper, middle, or lower back, due to strained muscles and joints or dislocation of vertebrae in your spine.

What’s The Difference between Acute and Chronic Back Pain?

Acute back pain often occurs after a sudden, unexpected injury such as slip and fall, sports accident, auto accident, or work injuries. These accidents can dislodge bones or joints in your neck, shoulder, or back or cause herniated discs in your spine. A dislodged disc can pinch spinal nerves, causing pain in your lower back and legs. Muscle tears due to heavy lifting or sharp twists of your spine can also cause acute back pain.

Chronic back pain is long-term pain caused by chronic conditions such as degenerative disc disease, arthritis of the spine, or stenosis. You may also experience chronic pain due to muscle overuse or poor posture.  

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help With Low Back Pain Relief?

Chiropractic treatments help alleviate painful symptoms and promote healing of musculoskeletal injuries so you can get long term pain relief. Through chiropractic care, you can also learn how to care for your body to avoid painful conditions and injuries in the future.

What Will Your Chiropractor Do For Pain Relief?

After evaluating your condition and determining the source of your pain, our Fairfax chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, will customize a treatment plan to alleviate your pain and promote healing of your injury. Your chiropractic treatment may involve the use of adjustments to restore balance to your spinal system. Spinal realignment helps shift vertebrae off of nerves to alleviate pain and discomfort. Realigning your system will help your body heal.

We also make use of natural therapies like massage, cold laser therapy, and corrective exercises to relieve pain and inflammation and restore mobility. Massage reduces muscle tension and boosts blood circulation to your injury to expedite your healing. Rehab exercises improve muscle strength and flexibility.

See Your Fairfax Chiropractor, Dr. Frey, for Low Back Pain Relief

To schedule an evaluation for back pain diagnosis and chiropractic treatment, contact Circle Chiropractic Center in Fairfax at 703-385-2990 today.


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Review By Our Satisfied Patient

  • "Dr. Frey and his staff are wonderful. He brings warmth and heart as well as years of training and experience to his practice. I recommend him highly."
    R. Schrader
  • "Great chiropractic treatment. Really helps with scoliosis and post-car accident pain. And they work with you for payment options. The staff is really knowledgeable and kind"
    Christina M.
  • "Doc is awesome! Not much more to say, very knowledgeable staff and excellent service!"
    Richie F.
  • "I maintain a grueling schedule with the Department of Defense. My neck pain is controlled with periodic adjustments (once every 3-4 weeks). This keeps me comfortable with my work and exercise schedule."
    Bill Mills