Back Pain

Back Pain Treatment with our Fairfax Chiropractor

Fairfax Chiropractor treating patient with back pain

Dr. Christopher Frey has met a lot of people in his career as a Fairfax chiropractor—people just like you who are in acute or chronic back pain and looking for effective solutions that don't hinge on drugs and invasive procedures. 

The Different Types of Back Pain Evaluated & Treated by Dr. Christopher Frey, Our Fairfax Chiropractor

You have hundreds of different muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bones, nerves, and other tissues making up your intricate spinal system. Dysfunction can affect either the upper (cervical), middle (thoracic), or lower (lumbar) region, and may be due to conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint subluxations and misalignments (can be caused by trauma, posture, or even stress)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament sprain 
  • Disc herniation or bulge
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Vertebral bone fracture or bony spurs
  • Whiplash
  • Tech neck

Some Possible Causes of Your Back Pain 

Sometimes pain and dysfunction in your spine can come on with no clear cause. In other cases, risk factors and precipitating events are as clear as day! The following are a few of the most common risks or contributors to back pain, many of which may be playing a role without you even realizing it: 

  • Posture, including the way you position your body while sleeping, working, driving, playing sports, and using your cell phone
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Obesity
  • Sports or work injury
  • Manual labor, repetitive movement, and frequent heavy lifting
  • Overly sedentary behavior 
  • Auto accidents, slips and falls, and other types of personal injury

Chiropractic Care Techniques For Back Pain

Our chiropractor Dr. Christopher Frey, in Fairfax, finds a lot of personal value and joy in helping his patients identify the factors in their life which are contributing to back pain and related symptoms like stiffness, reduced exercise tolerance, stress, and arm/leg numbness, tingling, and weakness. Through such awareness, his patients become empowered to make the necessary adjustments to their life in order to prevent recurring problems, and in the meantime experience drug-free pain relief from his services. Such services may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage
  • Laser therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Spinal decompression

These services are crafted into a customized and streamlined treatment plan for you—no two people or back pain diagnoses are exactly the same, so no two treatment plans will be either! Treatment focuses on whatever you need: tissue healing, flexibility, decreased inflammation, increased strength, improved joint mechanics, and more.

Schedule an Appointment with our Fairfax Chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey

Call the Circle Chiropractic Center at 703-385-2990 to schedule an appointment with our holistic chiropractor in Fairfax, VA. We're looking forward to helping you!


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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