Lower back pain is a global problem. Around the world, almost 10% of individuals suffer from back aches, and lower back problems are the number one cause of disability. In fact, about 1 in 3 cases of disabilities from work is due to lower back problems. In short—if you suffer from back pain you are by no means suffering alone. Can anything bring relief?
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Lower Back Pain
The alignment of the uppermost bones in your neck determine your body’s default position. In other words, your resting posture depends on a properly aligned upper cervical spine. When the C1 and C2 are misaligned, it takes concentation to sit or stand straight. Since most of us have more pressing things to do than think about posture from the time we wake until the time we sleep, the result is that we fall into the posture that our upper neck alignment determines.
That having been said, a misalignment in the neck creates additional tension throughout the entire back, not in the neck alone. If your head sits just 2-3 inches forward of center, it can produce 2-3 times as much weight for the lower back to carry (and the head weighs 10-14 pounds). Because of this, the lower back is where pain is most likely to be felt, even when the misalignment causing the problem is at the base of the skull.
A Successful Treatment Option
At Providence Chiropractic, we use the NUCCA technique to gently realign the upper cervical spine. This, in turn, relieves pressure on the lower back and can help resolve lower back issues such as sciatica. In fact, we see a 95% success rate in treating lower back pain with over 77% seeing improvement and nearly 18% becoming pain-free.
If you suffer from low back pain, NUCCA may be the natural, medication-free relief you have been searching for.
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