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Lower Back Pain -- The Answers You Are Looking For

lower-back-pain-the-answers-you-are-looking-forLower back pain is a very common complaint in today’s world. It is a worldwide dilemma affecting everyone and anyone, no matter age, race, or ability. Lower back pain can be very disabling, and it may be hard to find a comfortable position whether you are sitting down or standing up. What causes lower back pain?

Lower Back Pain Causes

There are a number of reasons lower back pain may occur. Here is a list of some of the more common ones:

  • Trauma or injury
  • Disc degeneration
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Ligament or muscle strain
  • Scoliosis

If you have been searching for a long-term solution to your lower back pain problem, you might just be in the right place. To find real relief, you have to address the root cause. You may find where the problem lies quite surprising.

Lower Back Pain and Neck Misalignments

To find the cause of lower back pain, you must understand how the spine functions. The upper cervical area of the spine was made to protect the brainstem. The C1 and C2 vertebrae are located where the brainstem meets the spinal cord. If either of these bones misaligns, they can put the brainstem under stress and cause problems. The rest of the spine could be negatively impacted.

In order to compensate for the misalignment, the bones, muscles, and soft tissues of the spine will shift. Tension is then caused through the back. The lower back often compensates the most for this type of problem. This is why chiropractors often check your leg length to see if you have a misalignment. Even a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter can cause your shoulder to drop, one leg to be shorter, and one hip to be higher.

By correcting the misalignment in the upper cervical spine, the rest of the spine will fall into place and begin to heal from the damage done. One 57-year-old man who had been dealing with back pain, sciatica, and other health problems saw an upper cervical chiropractor, and after just a month he reported seeing a 90 percent improvement in his pain levels. After two months, his lower back pain had disappeared. Give upper cervical chiropractic care a try today to help heal your lower back pain.

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