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Lynch Chiropractic

Highly-Rated Kirkland Chiropractor

You will love the casual, surf-shack atmosphere of our practice location! We are on the water, a block from the Kirkland Marina. There is plenty of parking out front. Our practice is a reasonable fee-for-service model, which means there is little paperwork and Dr. Lynch will work for YOU, not an insurance company. You will answer questions concerning your medical history, have a brief exam and if appropriate, receive your first treatment. The first visit is a half-hour, and subsequent visits are 15 minutes. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family!

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Dr. Christine Lynch

Dr. Christine Lynch has been practicing Chiropractic for 32 years. Dr. Lynch graduated from Life University in 1988 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. She moved to Kirkland in July of 2020 from Bethlehem, PA. She is currently a member of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, WA State Chiropractic Association, and Professional Networking Association. She is also a member of Sacred Heart Bellevue and the Bellevue Ladies Golf League.

Our Kirkland Chiropractic Services

Full Spine Adjustment

Dr. Lynch can perform full spine adjustments to reduce your back pain.

Active Release Technique

A.R.T. is a soft tissue therapy utilized on joints, muscles, ligaments or tendons.

Epley Maneuver

The Epley Maneuver is a 5 minute therapy that solves or reduces vertigo.

Mobile Chiropractic

Dr Lynch is available to bring her portable Chiropractic table to your location.

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Conditions commonly seen in our office

This is the #1 reason people come in to our practice. If the cause of your low back pain is a pinched nerve due to misalignment of a vertebra, or a disc problem, Chiropractic is a very conservative place to start for possible resolution to the problem. We can perform some orthopedic tests to help determine what the likely cause is and treat you accordingly.

There are many causes of vertigo. If you are experiencing dizziness in bed when turning over, dizziness when getting up from lying down or dizziness when moving your head…this may be a condition called BPPV. The short explanation is that it may be due to crystals moving around in your inner ear in a place where they don’t belong. We can perform a quick test to see if this is the cause of your dizziness. If the test is positive, we then perform a 5 minute therapy called “The Epley Maneuver” to move those crystals back to where they belong. Consequently, the vertigo usually subsides.

The temporomandibular joint , when acting up, can cause a great deal of jaw pain, headache, tenderness to lie on your pillow at night, eye pain, tooth pain. One reason I have seen as a cause of this disorder is post-dental work. If you have had crown work done, your mouth is often open beyond normal capabilities while you are under or numb. Afterward you may experience much TMJ pain. This is a joint that can be adjusted. Any joint can be adjusted and people don’t often think of this as one that can be improved upon when symptomatic. People also grind their teeth at night, which can cause TMJ pain. Chiropractic treatment in conjunction with your dentist/orthodontist can be a good combination for success in treating this condition.

This condition is one of the top reasons people come in to see a Chiropractor. Headaches have been portrayed by the marketing world as “normal”. Any headache is not normal. We can assess your cervical spine (neck) and narrow down a potential cause of the headaches and treat you accordingly. Headache conditions tend to do very well with Chiropractic care. One of the leading causes of headache though, is dehydration. If you drink a few glasses of water and the headache disappears, then problem solved.

Neck pain is not normal. Some patients attribute it to sleeping wrong or a bad pillow. For an ongoing neck pain issue, this would not be the cause. Our computer lifestyle has us in a posture of neck flexion (forward and down) for extended periods of time. The weight of our head is designed to be held balanced well on top of your spine. The forward posture distributes the weight of your head forward, putting a great deal of strain on the muscles of the neck. This forward posture also can contribute to a loss of the normal curve of your neck. Also, a small fender bender (even 5 miles per hour) is enough to create a whiplash condition. Most people after an auto accident do not consult a Chiropractor. The reduction of the normal curve in your neck due to an auto accident, sets up your cervical spine for early onset degenerative/arthritic disease. A Chiropractor can evaluate your neck motion and alignment to decide if this is a case for Chiropractic care.

There are a group of nerves that come off the spinal cord at the level of the neck called the “brachial plexus”. “Brachial” refers to the latin root word for arm. These nerves, when they become pinched, can cause numbness/tingling along the course of those nerves or even loss of motor function which can result in the loss/compromised use of the arm. Why do nerves get pinched coming off the neck? Auto accidents, sports injuries, neck pain gone untended, slip and falls, or looking down for prolonged periods and compromising the normal curve of the neck. Most often this condition clears up beautifully under Chiropractic care.

The sciatic nerve is formed by a few nerves at the bottom of the spine joining together and running down into your buttock and then along the back of your thigh. This ache or throbbing or burning pain down the back of your leg (or even just in your buttocks) is called “Sciatica”. Dr Lynch can evaluate if the cause of your sciatica is as a result of pinched nerves at the bottom of your spine. It happens to be her favorite thing to work on.

Between each vertebra pair is a vertebral disc. This disc serves as a cushion and spacer. Sometimes these discs can bulge and apply pressure to spinal nerves or the spinal cord at that level. This pressure on the nerve can express symptoms such as pain at that level or dysfunction anywhere that nerve travels. Can the disc bulge be reduced without surgery? Often times it can be reduced without surgery. There is a need to open the space between the vertebra to allow the disc to not be squeezed/bulged. At Lynch Chiropractic we have a flexion/distraction table that works to open the disc spaces. Additionally, Chiropractic adjustments are decompressive in nature and serve to open the disc spaces. We can evaluate if you are a candidate for a more conservative Chiropractic approach or if you perhaps may need to consult with a surgeon for more aggressive help.

Knees……so much can go wrong. Dr. Lynch has had very favorable results using A.R.T. on “Osgood Schlatter” diagnosis. A.R.T. (explained previously on this website) has very good results in helping a whole host of knee problems. Knees are a joint and therefore can be adjusted. Painful knees, swollen knees, post-surgical knees– have your knees examined here to see if this is where you can get relief!

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow/forearm. This pain can be made worse when trying to hold/grip something. Your grip may also be weaker as a result. The elbow can be examined and if need be, adjusted and A.R.T. performed. Additionally, there are simple exercises you can perform to improve this condition. Sometimes a small and simple and inexpensive elbow brace is necessary while undergoing treatment. Results are most favorable with this combination. Again, start conservative.

Ever have a pain in your mid back or scapula region that feels like a hot poker is stabbing you? If you are in front of a computer for long periods, you also know what mid back pain feels like. Many patients are aware of their posture feeling “schlumpy” or bent too forward as a result of being in flexion for many hours. Adjusting the spine in the mid back usually offers immediate relief and exercises can be shared that help combat all that forward flexion.

Pain/numbness/tingling in a hand or both hands are a sign of neurological trouble. It’s possible that nerve compromise can come from the carpal tunnel at the wrist or from the spinal nerves coming off the spinal cord at the level of the neck or both regions. The bones/joints of both locations (the wrist and the neck) can be assessed and if need be, can be adjusted. Oft times after a carpal tunnel surgery, the condition may come back or persist. If the pinched nerves in the neck are not dealt with, the condition may not fully be resolved. A chiropractor can examine and most likely correct both.

If you have had back surgery, your spine can be worked on above and below the surgical site, safely. Often times a patient will experience a breakdown above or below the surgery site. Additionally, a joint that has been replaced (ie. a knee) can be worked on also to improve mobility and reduce inflammation and pain. Sometimes a person that has had carpal tunnel surgery has the symptoms come back, this may be due to the fact that the other part of the problem was in the neck where the nerves may be pinched/compromised and the neck needs to be treated. We can check to see if this is indeed the case and make the proper correction.

Dr. Lynch has experienced some amazing patient wellness in the childhood asthma category. See patient testimonials. Just as nerves come off the spine and cause us neck pain or low back pain….the nerves in the middle section of the spine go to organs and can cause dysfunction of the organs they supply. The nerves to the lungs come from the upper thoracic region. If a person suffers impingement of any nerves in this region, the lungs can be compromised. Adjust that area and the nerves work properly.

I was at college and over a weekend lost the use of my right arm. I was in a sling. My Mom called Dr. Lynch and she told me to come in immediately. I drove 2 hours to see her on a Monday and she examined my neck. She adjusted my neck and immediately I had relief from the throbbing in my arm. Over the next few hours the use of my arm returned. It only took one visit.

Erin M.

I had a knee replacement and after ten weeks still had much pain and swelling above the knee, despite going to PT and doing my exercises diligently. I met Dr. Lynch at a golf tournament and she told me to come by the office, that she did this therapy called Active Release Technique, and it could help. I went in and she did this soft tissue therapy on my knee. It took about 10 minutes, it did not hurt, and I had immediate relief. The swelling significantly reduced and the pain was gone.

Beth G.

I had dizziness while turning over in bed for about 16 years. I would grab my husband’s arm and yell in panic sometimes. I told Dr. Lynch about this (I was already a patient and never mentioned it). She tested me for crystals in my inner ear. The test was positive so she did something called the Epley Maneuver. It took 5 minutes, did not hurt and the dizziness was completely gone!

Leeza O.

My massage therapist recommended I see Dr. Lynch for my stiff and painful neck. I was telling her about my son’s asthma. She told me to bring him in. She adjusted his middle back. She saw him once a week over the next few weeks. After his second visit, his asthma was completely gone. Two weeks later we were able to get a dog as he was also highly allergic to dogs and cats. I then brought in my whole family of 5, referred my parents and she also adjusted the dog!

Lisa F.

I manufacture and install ductwork and also have a kitchen company. I find myself in very compromising positions. I have a very painful low back condition. I am bent over often from the pain. It affects my ability to work and walk. I see Dr. Lynch every two weeks and she keeps me working and walking. I go in to see her bent over, and I leave walking straight up. I can’t stop doing my job, so I need to keep seeing her to function.

John K.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is subluxation?

A subluxation refers to a vertebra that is out of alignment in respect to the vertebra above and below. This misalignment can potentially cause nerve impingement and symptoms may result. Chiropractors reduce subluxations. Additionally, any other joint in the body may experience a subluxation, possibly causing reduced motion or inflammation of that joint and possible symptoms. (ie. the carpal bones causing carpal tunnel, the shoulder joint causing shoulder pain or the elbow joint causing tennis elbow.) Chiropractors can adjust any joint in the body (except the three tiny little bones in your inner ear).

Do Chiropractic adjustments hurt?

They should not hurt. Just the opposite, an adjustment often offers immediate relief.

I hate all that cracking sound when I get adjusted. Is there another way?

Yes, Dr. Lynch has an activator which is a hand held instrument that offers a softer adjustment without any twisting or cracking sounds.

I heard once you go to a Chiropractor, you have to keep going?

We are here for what you need. Some patients only come in once, when they break down and we never see them again. Some people come in every two years when they breakdown. Some patients prefer to get their initial symptoms under control and then come in monthly to maintain their spine in good standing and to keep further breakdowns at bay. Us Chiropractors generally get adjusted every two weeks, so that should tell you something.

Can you help after I have had back surgery?

Yes, more often than not, a patient will experience trouble above or below the surgical site in the future. You can safely be adjusted above and below the site. Or work can be done on a joint that has had surgery or been replaced.

My MRI report showed a bulging disc, can you help with that?

Yes, more than likely. Chiropractic adjustments are decompressive in nature, they serve to open the disc space. Also, the flexion/distraction table serves to open the disc spaces. If you open the disc spaces, the disc has the ability to reduce it’s bulge. Thus, reducing symptoms.