Back Pain Treatment in Charlottesville, VA

Are you Experiencing Back Pain?

Pain is a signal from the body that tells us something is wrong. It might be a message that you are doing something dangerous, like when you touch a hot stove by accident. Before you realize you are touching a hot stove, your skin registers a pain signal and you jerk your hand away before you have time to blink.

In a similar manner, when you experience chronic pain, it is your body’s way of communicating that something isn’t functioning correctly. Instead of stifling this message with drugs, wouldn’t you rather find the cause of the pain and attempt to cut it off at the source?

Causes of Chronic Back Pain

There are many causes of back pain. One of the most common causes is compression of the spinal nerves from slipped or herniated discs. Disc injury can occur from an accident, overuse, or strain due to sports or other activities. In addition, it often happens that the bones in the spinal column aren’t working together as they should, and this misalignment can cause pressure on a nerve.

What you can do

You can ignore it, which will lead to a worsening of your back pain symptoms. You can stay in your bed, which will only prolong the issue. You can turn to traditional medicine, which will most likely prescribe painkillers that will only dull your pain receptors and cover up the problem. Or you can consider surgery, which is a drastic measure that guarantees nothing and carries a great deal of risk.

Back Pain Treatment & Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a tested and proven method of correcting misalignments of the vertebra of the spine, relieving the pressure on your nerves and therefore reducing and eliminating back pain.

Dr. Lynch’s approach corrects back pain causes with treatment that may include a combination of instrument adjusting, cold laser, massage, soft tissue therapy and therapeutic stretching and strengthening. We develop a treatment plan that will deal effectively with your situation.  All treatment is done without any twisting, cracking or popping. We invite you to click the links below to Chiropractic Adjustments and Atlas Orthogonal web pages.  Here you’ll learn how Dr. Lynch makes chiropractic corrections to reduce your back pain in Charlottesville, VA.

Eliminating your back pain starts with an examination to find the cause of your pain. Call (434) 245-8456 today to schedule your appointment.

Common Questions:

Q: I know many people with some type of back pain. Isn’t it normal to have a sore back at least some of the time?

A: As mentioned above, pain is a message from your body, telling you that something is not functioning right, or that your body has reached a limit of some sort. If you experience pain and “work through it,” as is often counseled by unknowing parties, you may be exacerbating the underlying cause of the pain, making it more difficult to treat in the long run.

Q: Should I use muscle relaxers to treat my back pain?

A: You should know before consulting our clinic that chiropractors do not prescribe drugs. Chiropractic treatment for back pain in Charlottesville, VA is an entirely natural method of healing. Medications like muscle relaxers and other pain-killers do not work for two reasons. First, these drugs to not treat the actual problem, they merely address the symptoms caused by the problem. Therefore, as soon as you are no longer taking medication, the problem is still there, often worse than when you began taking the drugs. Second, drugs cause side effects that might be worse than the symptom they are prescribed to “cure.”

Q: Once I go through chiropractic treatment, will I have to get chiropractic adjustments for the rest of my life?

A: Feeling good doesn’t tell us you’re healthy. It is function that determines health. Only 10% of the nerves are Sensory Nerves which allow you to feel pain. The fact that you are not in pain doesn’t mean the bones of your spine are in their proper alignment. Any good mechanic will tell you maintenance is the key to longevity and function.

From Dr. Lynch:

  • 90% of your nerves are your Motor Nerves and Autonomic Nerves.
  • Motor Nerves control your movement.
  • Autonomic Nerves bring information from your brain to your organs and from your organs back to your brain. These nerves control your breathing, blood pressure, reproductive organs, liver, stomach, etc.
  • If you have a bone out of its proper alignment and is pressing on the nerves that control the communication of your Motor Nerves and/or your Autonomic Nerves, communication may be disrupted.  You experience a host of health problems can go undetected because you are not in pain. Many of my patients choose to maintain their health by including regular chiropractic adjustments in their lives up to 1 to 2 times a month. However long you choose to receive treatment is completely up to you. I’m here to help.

 

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