Did you know that low back pain is the second most common reason for a visit to a primary care provider in the United States? Low back pain is responsible for over $100 billion per year in medical costs. 5% of the American workforce loses at least one workday a year to these symptoms. (1)
Does chronic low back pain or sciatica affect your ability to work and function? Here at Gottlieb Chiropractic, we are dedicated to helping restore your daily routine.
How is my neck causing my low back pain?
When the top bone in the neck (atlas) misaligns, it causes tension in your spinal cord. This tension causes the signals in your spinal cord to become distorted. When improper signals are sent to and from your brain, it can potentially cause pain, muscle tension, and posture imbalance. One of the ways it can create low back pain and sciatica is due to increased muscle tension on one side of the body. This can cause one hip to be higher than the other, making the length of one leg slightly shorter than the other.
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A Gentle Option
Dr. Gottlieb is trained in NUCCA and QSM3. These are gentle chiropractic techniques aimed at reducing atlas misalignments. It is incredibly specific to each individual patient. Through realignment of the atlas, tension on the spinal cord is reduced. This may lead to a reduction in pain, muscle spasms, and postural distortion. The hips may level out after a correction, potentially leading to a reduction of pressure on the low back.
Chung et al. reported a case of a male patient who presented with sciatica. He was found to have an atlas misalignment. While under NUCCA care, he noticed a reduction in his sciatica symptoms. (2)
If you want to learn more about how we at Gottlieb Chiropractic may help your low back pain, give us a call at (916) 965-7155.
- 1.nih.gov. Socioeconomic Factors and Consequences of Low-Back Pain [Internet]. 2006 [cited 10 November 2015]. Available from: http://www.niams.nih.gov/News_and_Events/Spotlight_on_Research/2006/back_pain_study.asp
- 2. Chung J, Brown J, Busa Resolution of hypertension following reduction of upper cervical vertebral subluxation: a case study. J Upper Cerv Chiro Research [Internet]. 2014 [cited 10 November 2015];2014(January):1-6. Available from: http://uppercervicalsubluxation.sharepoint.com/Pages/2014_1272_hypertension.aspx
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