Back pain can be debilitating, Fortunately, reducing or even eliminating back pain is not out of reach. Back pain is often related to misalignments of the vertebrae of the spine. If a person has a misalignment of just ¼ of a millimeter in the upper neck, it can be enough to wreak havoc on the entire body, leading to a variety of health problems.
Upper cervical chiropractors see much success in helping patients with back pain. The focus is on making sure a patient’s neck has proper alignment by paying special attention to the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These are often the source of the problem. Rather than looking to pharmaceuticals, such as pain medication or a shot of steroids, we encourage patients to naturally alleviate back pain through specific methods tailored to each individual. Why is chiropractic care such a good choice?
The last one on the list makes many of our patients extremely happy, especially when they realize they are not leaving in pain after an adjustment.
Physical therapy is another area that may prove beneficial. Often this is offered at a chiropractor’s office, or he may recommend someone that he feels will be the right fit. What can a person expect when seeing a physical therapist?
All of these can improve a person’s daily activities. Things like lifting, walking, and sitting—all painful experiences for someone with back problems —can all improve.
Most upper cervical chiropractors will also recommend that patients develop a regular exercise routine. In addition, better sleep habits and a healthy diet. All these and the correction of the misalignment of the upper neck, a person’s body can begin to heal and communicate on a better level. The result? A happier and healthier person overall with less or maybe no back pain!
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