Back Pain Specialist

Makda Chiropractic Health Center

Makda Getachew, DC

Board Certified Chiropractic Physician & Auto Accident Injury Care located in Skyline, Alexandria, VA

Back pain is common, as it affects nearly everyone at some point in life. It’s also common after a motor vehicle collision. At Makda Chiropractic Health Center in Alexandria, Virginia, Makda Getachew, DC, and her experienced staff use chiropractic adjustments to reduce nerve pressure and relieve back pain naturally. The next time you experience back discomfort and need fast relief, schedule an appointment with Makda Chiropractic Health Center over the phone or request one online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain is a feeling of discomfort within your lower, upper, or mid-back or neck. Symptoms may include:

  • Pain with bending or lifting
  • Shooting pain
  • Stabbing back pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Radiating pain

Back pain might result after an automobile collision, sports injury, improper lifting, fall, or tissue degeneration associated with age.

What causes back pain?

Numerous factors can lead to back pain. Examples include ligament or muscle strains, osteoporosis, scoliosis, arthritis, and ruptured or bulging discs pressing on nerves. Your risk of developing back pain increases with lack of exercise, older age, being overweight, smoking, and having depression or anxiety.

How is back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of back pain, Dr. Getachew and her team review your symptoms and medical history. They complete an exam and may use blood tests or imaging procedures, such as X-rays and MRIs, to establish the root cause of pain and alleviate symptoms.

How is back pain treated?

The chiropractic specialists at Makda Chiropractic Health Center use various holistic treatments to relieve back pain. Examples include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Cox8 Table® is a state-of-the-art chiropractic table Dr. Getachew uses to complete the Cox treatment protocol and relieve nerve pressure caused by herniated discs. She uses a series of gentle spinal manipulations to reduce chronic pain.

Physical therapy

The Makda Chiropractic Health Center team offers physical therapy stretches and exercises to strengthen and heal your back naturally and prevent future injuries.


Your practitioner uses various forms of massage to relieve back pain caused by tight muscles. Therapeutic massage can also relieve stress and pressure on pinched nerves.

Ice and heat therapy

Using heat and ice therapy at home is a good way to accelerate healing, reduce swelling, and alleviate back pain. You might alternate heat with ice packs.


For certain back injuries and pain associated with them, your Makda Chiropractic Health Center specialist might recommend wearing a back brace while you heal.

Don’t let back pain go untreated or reduce your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Makda Chiropractic Health Center over the phone or request one online to find effective pain relief today.