Lower back pain is an incredibly prevalent condition. It is the number one cause of disability in the world. It’s also a surprisingly common problem for children. In fact, some estimates say that up to half of children will experience back pain at some point and some will have this problem as young as age 4.
Of course, when an adult is experiencing debilitating back pain, the answer is often a prescription to provide pain management. But most parents are looking for a more conservative way to help their children find relief. Could upper cervical chiropractic be the answer for your family?
A Case Report on Lower Back Pain
According to one case report involving an 8-year-old girl, upper cervical chiropractic may be the best option. Over the course of a couple of years of pain, the girl’s parents sought her natural care throughstretching and massage, but the pain continued despite these efforts.
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Various indicators pointed to an upper cervical subluxation which was confirmed by an examination. After just 5 months of care, the young girl reported that her back pain had completely resolved. Why does adjusting the upper cervical spine help lower back pain?
How the Spine Is Connected
When the uppermost vertebrae are out of alignment, the head becomes tilted. At this point, the righting reflex kicks in to ensure the eyes are level with the horizon. As a result, one shoulder may slump or one hip may become higher than the other. As these bones and muscles shift to adjust for the upper cervical misalignment, the pain is felt where the greatest adjustments take place, often in the lower back.
If you are suffering from lower back pain, the resolution may be waiting in your upper cervical spine. Schedule a consultation today to see if you are a good candidate for upper cervical chiropractic care.
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