When one is suffering from pain in his lower back, he most likely assumes the pain originates in that area. Therefore, it may be surprising to learn the pain may actually begin with a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae. Let’s take a closer look at how this develops.
The Effect of Upper Cervical Misalignments on Back Pain
When one has a misalignment of either the atlas (C1) or axis (C2) bones, the spine shifts out of its normal position to compensate for it, negatively impacting the muscles of the entire back. The pelvic area may shift and cause one hip to become higher than the other. One leg then becomes shorter than the other, leading to pain in the lower back. The pain will more-than-likely be one-sided and may be felt in one hip only. The longer this situation is allowed to remain, the more problems ensue. The way a person walks can be affected, resulting in pain in the feet and/or legs, sprains, and knee problems.
Finding Help for Lower Back Pain
Many people cope with this type of pain by reaching for the nearest bottle of pills. True, this may help cover up the symptoms on a temporary basis, allowing a person to make it through the day. However, if one is seeking long-term, natural care, it is a good idea to come see us here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California.
We examine our patients to find the exact location of the misalignment and them we work to correct the problem using a gentle method. We do not have to crack or pop the spine to get results. The technique used encourages the bones of the neck to move back into place naturally, causing long lasting relief.
The story of Nora Sue can show how helpful upper cervical care can be. She suffered from back pain so bad that she was required to use a cane for 6 years. Within 3 months of receiving upper cervical care, she was able to get around without it. Our patients report similar results.
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