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Relieving Lower Back Pain with Upper Cervical Care

Relieving Lower Back Pain with Upper Cervical Care

As much as 80% of people have had lower back pain at one time or another in their life. Age is a major factor in the likelihood of experiencing back, with the risk increasing as a person gets older. Sometimes back pain comes on gradually and continues to worsen, while at other times it can be acute. 

When this becomes a regular issue, people try stretching, strengthening, massaging, exercises, and any other suggestion to rid themselves of the problem. Some may have visited a general chiropractor who may have helped at first, but the pain returned. Often, the underlying cause of lower back pain is not being addressed. The problem may actually be in the bones of the upper cervical spine. 

How Neck Misalignments Relate to Lower Back Pain

The spine is made up of numerous structures including:

  • Joints

  • Tendons

  • Ligaments

  • Muscles

These are just a few of the main components. At the top of the spine, there are two unique vertebrae – the C1 and C2 – having a special shape and wide range of motion, making them especially susceptible to misalignment. When this happens – often due to vehicle accidents, slips and falls, sporting accidents, or any trauma to the head or neck – the spine begins to compensate by twisting and shifting. Over time the spine begins to wear down, and this can cause lower back pain. 

Helping Lower Back Pain

Upper cervical doctors are specially trained in techniques that help to realign the upper cervical bones of the neck. Doctors who utilize Upper Cervical Care techniques use a low force correction to encourage the bones to realign. The technique is very gentle and it never requires a doctor to pop or force the spine into place. When the bones are back in the proper position, stress is relieved from the spine, and lower back pain may decrease or go away completely. 

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