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You have probably never heard of the untold illness of Sylvester Stallone nor NUCCA chiropractic in Sacramento. We’re here to explain the interesting link between the two.

For decades, Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone was the symbol of male virility. His bulging muscles and chiseled looks fit well into his memorable screen roles, including rags-to-riches boxer Rocky Balboa, special forces soldier Rambo, and more recently, as a mercenary leader in The Expendables. 

Not many people know that Stallone experiences chronic pain for many years. Despite his image as a man’s man who is always pumping iron and performing dangerous stunts, Stallone has been sidelined on many occasions by sciatica. Unknown to many, there is NUCCA chiropractic in Sacramento that can help anyone dealing with sciatica.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs due to compression, irritation, or injury of the sciatica nerve.  The said nerve runs all the way from the lower back, into the glutes, and down the legs.  Those who suffer from this ailment experience shooting pain that is so excruciating that they often find it hard to sit, walk, or stand up.

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Sciatica Signs & Symptoms

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of this physical disorder include:

Who is at Risk For Sciatica?

One of the best ways to prevent this ailment is to know if you are at greater risk for it:

Individuals who sit for very long periods are prone to sciatica.  The act of sitting places the lower back in an unnatural curved position. Often, the sciatic nerve is under constant pressure or impingement when seated for far too long.

People who are sedentary are almost always glued to their seats or can be found lying in bed.  Without time or regard for physical fitness, they neglect their health, leading to physical problems like back pain, high blood pressure, and even heart problems. It also worsens if they do not eat healthy food and consume highly processed meals.

In general, aging exposes people to all sorts of health problems.  Over time, muscles and bones, including the nerves, joints, and ligaments degenerate if they are not cared for properly through exercise, nutrition, and adequate rest.

Obesity is a major health risk not only concerning spine health.  The entire human body is exposed to various kinds of ailments if people ignore their nutrition and overall physical health. Excessive weight taxes the bones, nerves, and muscle fibers of the body. At the same time, obesity poses serious health problems to the heart, lungs, and other internal body organs.

People who work in high-risk jobs are often at risk for back pain and other ailments that lead to 

musculoskeletal imbalances, body pain, nerve and joint damage, and injuries to ligaments. People who work in the military, professional athletes, those in construction work, stuntmen and women, and those in other similar physically demanding jobs are at risk.

Natural Pain Relief for Sciatica

According to the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), you can address this painful ailment through natural methods.  After a careful examination, the upper cervical spine’s appropriate adjustments can be enough to produce immediate relief. 

For example, a NUCCA chiropractic in Sacramento helped hundreds of people who dealt with pain for years.  Through careful adjustments of the upper cervical spine region, you can improve blood circulation and flow of cervico-spinal fluid in the brain.

By receiving NUCCA chiropractic in Sacramento, people with sciatica have real hope of recovering their mobility and live relatively pain-free. Getting relief from low back pain, leg numbness, and other discomforts associated with this ailment is truly a life-changer.

Some people who had benefited from NUCCA chiropractic in Sacramento to achieve their health goals recall how it was before receiving care.  Each day was an excruciating challenge from the time they woke up until they retired at night.

They say that pain was like an unwelcome constant companion, hounding them at home and work. Some have been severely affected by sciatica that they eventually had to quit their jobs or business.

Consult with Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento

Thanks to a NUCCA chiropractic in Sacramento, people finally understood the mechanics of the human body, how certain postures and lifestyle choices affect their physical health, and the importance of keeping the atlas and axis bones aligned. 

Gentle adjustments of the C1 and C2 vertebrae can feel like a giant, heavy concrete necklace is carefully and gently torn away from your neck.  It is like “being set free.”

The best part about the natural methods employed here at the Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento is that it is not invasive. No chemical-based medicines are prescribed, which could lead to unwanted side effects.  

After a thorough inspection of the individual’s body, imbalances would be seen or detected. For example, people with sciatica often have a hip imbalance, which also causes leg length discrepancies.  These discrepancies result in pain in the lower back and the legs, and other parts of the body. To relieve the pain, correction of upper cervical misalignments are done fast yet gentle.  
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Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the world, and long-term back issues can lead to disability. What are some of the most common causes of back pain including upper middle back pain and how can you find relief? Consider the following list of the top seven causes of middle and upper back pain.

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The Top 7 Causes of Upper Middle Back Pain

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Lower Back Pain, Back Pain, Back Ache, Pinched Nerve, Numbness, TinglingYou may wonder how an adjustment to the top bones in the spine can help with your lower back pain. After all, as the name conveys, lower back pain feels like it is coming from the bones near the bottom of the spine. There are several reasons for this phenomenon, however.

Why a Person Feels the Pain Lower in the Back

An upper cervical misalignment causes the spine to leave its normal position. This affects the muscles of the entire back and not just in the neck area. This can cause the pelvic area to shift resulting in one hip being higher than the other and one leg being shorter than the other. As a result, the pain is not only felt in the lower back but generally on one side, perhaps even in one hip.

The problems can continue to progress because once the hips are misaligned and leg length varies, it affects a person's gait. In turn, a different walk can cause pain in the legs and feet and may cause sprains or knee problems.

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How to Heal Lower Back Pain

Anyone can take a pill and feel better for a few hours, but the kinds of bone and musculature issues noted above do not go away simply because ibuprofen or acetaminophen has masked the pain temporarily. The only way to allow the spine to get back to a neutral position is to correct the upper cervical misalignment. That is what we focus on here at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento.

On our testimonials page, you can read about the example of Nora Sue. She dealt with such bad lower back pain that she had been using a cane for 6 years when she came into our practice. Within 3 months she was walking without it. We want to create that same kind of life-changing result for you.

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Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Back Pain, Back AcheYou feel the aches and pains start and realize that it is going to be impossible to finish your daily routine, let alone your work tasks. Low back pain is the second most common reason Americans visit a physician. A list of common events that cause low back pain include:

- Car accident

- Fall

- Operating heavy, vibrating machinery

- Sitting for long periods of time

- Lifting heavy items (packages, machinery, etc.) and twisting

Common approaches to managing low back pain include NSAIDs and/or other pain management medications, physical therapy, and possible surgery. These solutions mask the pain of low back problems but fail to address the underlying cause.

How is Low Back Pain related to the Neck?

Your spinal cord sends signals to and from your brain. Your nerves branch off of your brain and spinal cord. Your spine is designed to protect your vital spinal cord. When the top bone in your spine (atlas) is out of alignment, it creates spinal cord tension. This tension leads to the signals becoming distorted. Improper signals can lead to postural imbalance, pain, and muscle spasms. One of the ways an atlas misalignment can create low back pain is through postural imbalance. Muscle tension can increase on one side of the body, causing one hip to be higher than the other. This causes one leg to be slightly shorter than the other.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and low back pain, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

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I am trained in QSM3 and NUCCA, two precise chiropractic techniques. Through the use of these approaches, I am able to gently realign the atlas, reducing pressure within the spinal cord. This leads to proper signals being sent to and from the brain, potentially creating balanced posture. Less muscle tension leads to even hips, possibly reducing low back pain symptoms.

Chung et al. described a case study of a 57-year-old man who experienced sciatica down both legs, along with other health issues. After approximately one month of NUCCA care, his sciatica pain reduced by 90%. After 2 months of care, he experienced complete resolution of his sciatica (2).

If you are experiencing low back pain and would like more information on how QSM3 and NUCCA can help, give Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento a call at (916) 965-7155.

References

  1. Hills E. Mechanical Low Back Pain Clinical Presentation: History, Physical [Internet]. Emedicine.medscape.com. 2016 [cited 7 February 2016]. Available from: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/310353-clinical
  1. Chung J, Brown J, Busa J. Resolution of Hypertension Following Reduction of Upper Cervical Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study. J Upper Cerv Chiro Res [Internet]. 2014 [cited 8 February 2016];2014(January):1-6. Available from: http://www.mccoypress.net/juccr/docs/2014-1272_hypertension.pdf

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gottlieb, call 916-965-7155, or just click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Back Pain, Back AcheMany may think of back problems as being something only blue collar workers have to worry about, but that cushy office job can wreak havoc on a person's back as well. Sitting at a desk for hours on end can have serious consequences.

According to the Bureau of Labor, injuries that affect workers most commonly occur in the shoulder, back, legs, arms, abdomen, and wrist. Many of these injuries are common in offices.

What Causes Injuries in the Workplace?

Falls are one of the most common issues. Falls are most often caused by slippery floors, dim lighting, loose carpeting, or objects on the floor. All of these problems affect offices. Other common injuries come from sitting for long periods of time, using a keyboard all day, and lifting heavy items the wrong way. Here are a few safety measures to keep in mind.

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Upper Cervical Support

Your neck deals with a lot of strain at the office too, especially if your monitor is not right at eye level. An upper cervical chiropractor can help you to ensure that a repetitive motion injury does not occur in your neck. A misalignment of the upper cervical spine can have far reaching effects on the body.

At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento, we use both the NUCCA technique and QSM3 to diagnose and correct upper cervical misalignments. Whether you spend a lot of time at your desk or have fallen in the workplace, I strongly recommend an examination.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gottlieb, call 916-965-7155, or just click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Back Pain, Back AcheIt would be very rare to meet an adult who has never had an episode of low back pain. An unlucky portion of these people may also experience sciatica, which is pain that radiates from the lower back through the hips, buttocks, and leg along the path of the sciatic nerve. Many times, people turn to medications or other gadgets like support belts and shoe insoles in order to find relief. By some estimates, people across the U.S. have spent up to $80 in one year for treatment of spinal issues, including lower back pain.

This may come as a surprise, but the pain in your low back may actually be coming from a spinal problem originating in the neck. Your uppermost two vertebrae in the neck are unique from all of the others. They are freely movable and do not have interlocking joints like the rest. This makes them especially prone to misaligning, and when they do, it sets off a cascade of compensations throughout the rest of the spine. This can not only cause pain and discomfort in the back but also the radiating leg pain of sciatica. No amount of adjusting to the lower back will provide lasting relief since the main issue is elsewhere in the spine.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and low back pain, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

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Natural Relief for Low Back Pain

Many people find their way to our Sacramento office with low back pain or sciatica, and we're glad that they do. We are able to analyze their posture to understand if there are distortions related to a spinal misalignment. Realigning the head over the neck and rest of the body restores normal posture, clearing up uneven muscular tension and compensations that were occurring in the low back. The adjustment itself is extremely gentle, and we always make sure that the proper correction was made for each of our patients. If you are suffering from lower back pain, Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento may be the solution for you.

References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/basics/definition/con-20026478

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/11/462366361/forget-the-gizmos-exercise-works-best-for-lower-back-pain

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Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Back Pain, Back AcheAre you looking for relief from sciatica? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, many look for that relief in a bottle of pain medication. While this may disguise the symptoms temporarily, the pain is still there, waiting for the medication to wear off. Is there a better way?

Upper cervical chiropractors have been trained to treat sciatica at its source. Often, sciatica occurs due to a longstanding misalignment in the upper neck. As the rest of the spine shifts to compensate, pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. Realignment can help the body to heal.

In the meantime, you may be able to do some stretching exercises to relieve the pain. Consider some of the following techniques, and don't forget to talk to your upper cervical chiropractor before beginning a new exercise or stretch routine.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and low back pain, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

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Stretches that Help Sciatica

Why Stretch?

Holding stretches like these for about 30 seconds each and performing three sets per day will help to relax the muscles. This will often reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve. It also increases blood flow. As a result, healing can take place more quickly, and you may experience a great range of motion. Don?t forget to get an examination from an upper cervical chiropractor to determine if an adjustment can help your body to heal even faster.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gottlieb, call 916-965-7155, or just click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Low Back Pain Risk Factors in Sacramento, CALow back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability in the United States. Almost 80% of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their life. The most common risk factors for low back pain include the following:

Management of sciatica can vary, but pain medication, physical therapy, and surgery are three of the traditional options. While these may alleviate symptoms, they do not address the root cause of some types of low back pain.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and low back pain, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

BackPainEbook3D

How is Low Back Pain Related to Neck?

Your spinal cord sends signals to and from your brain. Your nerves branch off from your brain and spinal cord. Your spine is designed to protect your vital spinal cord. When the top bone in your spine (atlas) is out of alignment, it creates spinal cord tension. This tension leads to the signals becoming distorted. Improper signals can lead to postural imbalance, pain, and muscle spasms. One of the ways an atlas misalignment can create low back pain is through postural imbalance. Muscle tension can increase on one side of the body, causing one hip to be higher than the other. This causes one leg to be slightly shorter than the other.

I am trained in QSM3 and NUCCA, two precise chiropractic techniques. Through the use of these approaches, I am able to gently realign the atlas, reducing pressure within the spinal cord. This leads to proper signals being sent to and from the brain, potentially creating balanced posture. Less muscle tension leads to even hips, possibly reducing low back pain symptoms.

Chung et al. described a case study of a 57-year-old man who experienced sciatica down both legs, along with other health issues. After approximately one month of NUCCA care, his sciatica pain reduced by 90%. After 2 months of care, he experienced complete resolution of his sciatica (2).

If you are experiencing low back pain and would like more information on how QSM3 and NUCCA can help, give Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento a call at (916) 965-7155.

References

  1. Ninds.nih.gov. Low Back Pain Fact Sheet [Internet]. 2016 [cited 13 January 2016]. Available from: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/backpain/detail_backpain.html
  1. Chung J, Brown J, Busa J. Resolution of Hypertension Following Reduction of Upper Cervical Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study. J Upper Cerv Chiro Res [Internet]. 2014 [cited 13 January 2016];2014(January):1-6. Available from: http://www.mccoypress.net/juccr/docs/2014-1272_hypertension.pdf

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gottlieb, call 916-965-7155, or just click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Herniated Disc, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Back Pain, Back AcheHow can a person know if they are experiencing pain from a herniated disc? You might have one and not even be aware of it. However, they may also cause you intense pain. One of the symptoms is feeling a tingling sensation as if your arm or leg is asleep. You may also experience weakness in the muscles that are affected by the herniation. It may cause you to be unable to lift something or even to stumble while walking. Another symptom to look for is pain in your arm or leg. Whether if affects your arm or your leg largely depends on where the damaged disc is located.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

The discs located in your vertebrae are protected by a gel-like substance that keeps the bones from grinding together. When a herniation occurs, some of this gel leaks out of place. It then causes irritation to the surrounding nerves and muscles. This makes it easier for the disks to then shift. Sometimes this is referred to as a slipped disk. If this area then becomes inflamed, it can cause severe pain.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and low back pain, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

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What Can Be Done?

At this point, it is important to relieve the pressure being put on the nerves and muscles from the herniated disk. This is done by getting the spine back into its proper position. If your weight is just slightly unbalanced, it will lead to more pain from the herniated disc. It is highly recommended that you seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor.

Dr. Brett Gottlieb of Fair Oaks, California is an upper cervical chiropractor who has been trained to detect misalignments in the spine. He will specifically focus on the bones in the upper part of the neck. If a misalignment is found here, it can lead to all kinds of problems throughout the body. It can be a cause of improper posture, uneven weight distribution, and extreme pain from a herniated disk.

Once Dr. Gottlieb finds the misalignment, he can then work with you to correct it through gentle, precise adjustments. You should begin to feel some relief after your first visit. Why not contact him for an appointment as soon as possible?

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gottlieb, call 916-965-7155, or just click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Back Pain, Back AchePain in the low back is so common that many people just chalk it up to their job, their mattress, or just a part of growing older. In fact, 90% of the times that people seek medical advice for their back pain, the cause isn't able to be ascertained and is labeled as common nonspecific back pain. Traditional treatment options range from ice packs to over-the-counter painkillers on the conservative side, to more invasive treatments such as cortisone injections and surgical intervention. Because bones, muscles, ligaments, and other supporting structures connect the entire spine, in some instances, the solution to lower back pain may actually lie a bit farther up the chain.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and low back pain, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

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How low back pain related to the neck?

The bones of the spine, your vertebra, are designed to protect your spinal cord. The spinal cord is the highway on which messages between the body and the brain travel. Nerves branch off the spinal cord to provide information to all the components of your body. When the top bone in your spine, the atlas, is misaligned, it creates tension throughout the entire spine from top to bottom. While it may seem strange to think about, the pain you experience in your low back may be a result of a misalignment in your neck. This is because of the compensations that happen to correct for the misalignment of the head and neck the shoulders and hips will compensate leading to postural distortions and muscle imbalances.

To correct the compensations that lead to nagging low back pain, Dr. Brett Gottlieb gently works to realign the atlas vertebra. When normal upper cervical alignment is restored, this brings ease to rest of the spine. Tension on the spinal cord is released, posture can return to normal, and balance returns to the muscles. A gentle adjustment to the neck is sometimes all it takes to clear up stubborn low back pain.

REFERENCE SITE:

http://www.livescience.com/43152-lower-back-pain.html

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If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

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