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Injury, Car Accident, Back Injury, Head Injury, Injuries Sometimes a person doesn’t realize that a minor injury can have a major impact on our body in a number of different areas. A fall, a car accident, or an injury while playing sports can all affect our health. A person may think that it is enough to simply ice the injury, and as soon as the pain goes away all will be well. That is not necessarily the situation.

In some cases, the injury endured does not show up for days, weeks, or even years. And, the pain or problems being experienced may not even be in the area that was injured. What types of problems can occur from an injury?

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What to Do Next?

If a person suspects that he or she may be experiencing pain from a long-ago accident, the first step should be to seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. We will be happy to examine your upper cervical spine to see if a misalignment has occurred. This misalignment can definitely cause the above-mentioned problems because it slows down communication between the brain and the body. When signals are distorted, health problems ensue. By means of the gentle, effective techniques NUCCA and QSM3, we have helped many patients to gain their life quality back, free from pain!

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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.

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Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Back Pain, Back AcheLow 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 (1) -

Management of low back pain 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 lower back pain or sciatica download our complimentary e-book Natural and Drug-Free Ways to End Your Lower Back Pain or Sciatica by clicking the image below.

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How is my low back pain related to my 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

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Sciatica, Back Pain, Back Ache, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Natural ReliefSciatica is a condition in which pain radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which travels from the low back through the hips, buttocks, and down each leg.  Pain, sometimes severe, can be felt anywhere along the nerve, but it is most commonly felt along a path between the buttocks and the back of the thigh or calf.  The pain can range from a mild ache to a sharp excruciating sensation.

Although it may seem strange to consider, since the pain is elsewhere, often the source of sciatic nerve pain begins with a misalignment in the neck.  The spine is connected from top to bottom by many joints, ligaments, and muscles.  When the top two vertebrae in the neck, the keystone of the spine, misalign, it causes a cascading effect of problems.  Over time, this head and neck misalignment distorts a person’s posture, ultimately leading to imbalances in the low back that can cause sciatica.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and lower back pain or sciatica download our complimentary e-book Natural and Drug-Free Ways to End Your Lower Back Pain or Sciatica by clicking the image below.

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In his Fair Oaks upper cervical chiropractic clinic, Dr. Gottlieb can determine if a misalignment of the top two vertebrae in the neck is the root cause of your sciatica.  Treating the symptoms of sciatic pain will not lead to lasting relief if the root cause lies in the neck.  In many cases, an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment is the best way to achieve natural, lasting relief from sciatica.  While it might seem counter-intuitive at first to start at the neck when the pain is in the lower back and leg, getting to the bottom of the issue is always your best bet.

References

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

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When a Person Suffers Connective Tissue Damage

Whiplash, Neck Trauma, Neck Injury, Migraines, HeadachesDo you think your migraines are connected to a recent injury, or perhaps one in your past? You are probably right, especially if the accident or injury resulted in whiplash. Whiplash is usually treated with pain medication, but that doesn’t fix the underlying damage to connective tissue or the degeneration that occurs as a result. Consider the importance of connective tissue.

What Connective Tissue Does

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How Your Spine Is Affected

Supporting the spine is one of the most important functions of connective tissue. When that tissue is damaged (by whiplash, for example), the spine can start to degenerate. This causes particular issues when a misalignment occurs in the top two vertebrae. Just ¼ millimeter of misalignment can result in decreased flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid to the brainstem. Migraines can occur as a result.

How can you restore proper nervous and vascular system function? An upper cervical chiropractor, like Dr. Brett Gottlieb from Fair Oaks, California, can examine your C1 and C2 vertebrae to determine if a misalignment exists and its extent. Then a personalized adjustment schedule can be set up to restore proper alignment. Once the C1 and C2 are back in place, you body can take it from there.

Many find that their migraines improve with just a few adjustments and that complete resolution of migraines is the ultimate result. You probably agree that this is a much better prognosis than simply treating migraines with pain medication as they occur.

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Severe Migraines and Neck Pain

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Neck pain can be an early sign of a migraine or may show up after the episode, leaving sufferer's with a throbbing pain at the back of the neck. According to an online survey generated by the National Headache Foundation, 38% of migraine patients said they always experience neck pain and 31% said they frequently had neck pain along with their migraine headaches.

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Old Whiplash Injuries

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A group of distinguished experts met in New York City on April 6, 2013 to discuss the impact of a newly identified medical syndrome known as Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS). The conference is expected to become an annual event to address the pandemic needs of the millions of patients (including 1.2 million whiplash injuries annually in the US) who currently have no solution from their symptoms for the lack of an adequate diagnosis or effective treatment. The symposium is called "The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS): The Vulnerability of the Human Neck and Its Impact on Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Flow."

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