It 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.
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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.
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