It’s a fact: nearly 80 percent of adults have experienced lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. As a matter of fact, lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability as well as a leading contributor to missed work days. However, understanding the frequent cause of lower back pain could help overcome or even prevent this devastating health concern.
Have you ever witnessed someone bend over to pick-up something off the floor only to wince with pain because their back went out? In this scenario, the chances are that this person’s spine has undergone various compensations and changes due to a subluxation near their brain stem. The action of bending over to retrieve an item is, sadly, just the straw that “broke the camel’s back” (literally).
By now, you may be wondering how this person’s spine changed as well as what the common compensations found in similar cases are To do this, we must examine the two ways this often occurs, including the functional and structural processes.
Functional Lower Back Pain
We start with the nervous system and the brain, as this is what controls every movement and function within our body. The nervous system, specifically, coordinates the function of muscles. In order for the body to appropriately move, there cannot be any interference to the nerves that regulate the muscles.
The adage “Bones exist where muscles put them” plays a key role in how the entirety of the spine functions. If irritation occurs on the nerves near the brain stem or on the brain stem itself, muscles on one side of the body will pull tighter, causing the changes in the lower back and creating lower back pain.
With an upper cervical correction, however, this irritation on the brain stem is removed, thus the muscles on the spine become equal once again, which will eliminate the lower back pain.
Structural Lower Back Pain
The spine is a column that is made up of 24 extremely mobile vertebra and our head balances on top of this column. Keep in mind, the average (adult) human skull weighs approximately 10 to 14 pounds.
This means that the head being perfectly balanced on the spine is imperative to maintaining our center of gravity. If the head is tilted or even a bit off-center, the spine will, as a result, shift in order to accommodate the uneven distribution of weight. Having a head rotated or tilted to the side will usually force the shoulders (as well as the hips) to be uneven.
This will almost certainly change how the spine is able to move and will also create lower back pain. In certain cases, this change could predispose an otherwise healthy spine to suffer a herniated disc in the lower spine.
An upper cervical chiropractor who knows that the body is one integrated organism will understand that clearing the interference — at the level of the brain stem — will then allow the body to heal. The doctors at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia have witnessed chronic lower back pain, lumbar disc protrusion, sciatica, lumbar disc herniation, and other lower back issues that have been as the structure at the base of the skull becomes balanced.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Upper cervical chiropractic has proven to be an effective and lasting option for patients dealing with lower back pain. Surgery is not the only option – and, in some cases, it may even be the worst option. Why?
Back surgery has a horrible track record of eliminating back issues; and, while certain injections and medications may offer some relief, they do not address the root of the back pain. If the cause of your back pain is not addressed, it could continue and even turn into a chronic condition.
Luckily, natural back pain relief exists. Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia offers patients a correction to what might be the cause of your back pain. By getting to the root and not treating the symptoms, you could finally overcome this struggle and be allowed to reclaim your health and your life.
Dr Nick Tedder is located in Dacula GA and services the communities of Atlanta, Auburn, Austell, Braselton, Buford, Cumming, Dacula, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Flowery branch, Gainesville, Grayson, Hoschton, Hamilton Mill, Johns Creek, Lanier Islands, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Suwanee, and Winde
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