Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. Low back pain may last for a few days or even a few weeks and will sometimes go away on its own. Sadly, many people deal with it more often, having episodes that occur repeatedly.
A family physician will often recommend an over-the-counter medication or even a prescription drug to address the pain. Prescription opioids are regularly recommended, according to a New York Times article, even though these have been found to be an ineffective means of care. Any medication that man has developed comes along with unwanted and sometimes dangerous side effects. People want a more natural, longer lasting solution.
Caring for Low Back Pain Through Proper Spinal Alignment
To care effectively for back pain, it is important to discover the underlying cause. Oddly enough, this may not be in the low back but in the upper cervical spine. The spine is made up of tendons, ligaments, joints, and muscles that keep it all together. Most of the vertebrae look similar except for the top two. The top bones of the vertebrae, the C1 and C2, have a unique shape so as to help the head have a wide range of motion. This makes them more susceptible to moving out of place.
When the C1 or C2 misaligns, the spine makes up for it by compensating and shifting, causing abnormal tension in the muscles and lower back spasms. Therefore, even though pain is felt in the lower back, it began with the misalignment of either the C1 or C2 vertebra.
Here at N8 Upper Cervical, we help our patients with low back pain by addressing the root cause. This means we employ a gentle technique to help the neck bones move back into place without popping or cracking the spine, thereby relieving the stress in the back, and often helping back pain to improve or even go away.
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If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Chiropractor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.