Our spines are a fascinating compilation of bones, discs, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. This complex design is meant to be flexible and strong, protecting us in a variety of ways. This is all amazing, until we hurt our backs. It is estimated that 80% of us will experience low back pain at one time or another, potentially resulting in a diagnosis of arthritis, disc degeneration and more, if not addressed.
Occasionally we can recall the onset or trauma that contributes to our low back pain, but often the pain is insidious. Athletics, poor posture, cell phone use, stress, poor quality or worn down mattresses; these things and more contribute to the subluxation (misalignment) of our spine. Soon, even everyday tasks may become difficult if our misalignment goes untreated.
Upper Cervical chiropractors, including Dr. Peddy, have had great success helping patients with low back pain. Often, other treatments focus on the low back while the answer may very well be in the cervical area of the spine. Sensors in our cervical spine contribute to maintaining our posture, balance and stability. If the neck (cervical spine) is out of alignment, sensors communicate to the rest of the spine to compensate, causing a chain reaction in the spine and subsequently, a subluxation of the spine. Correcting the cervical subluxation can diminish the low back pain you may be experiencing!