Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about steps you can take on your own to reduce your chances of suffering from lower back pain or quickening the healing process. There are many times in a person’s life that a person needs to surround themselves with other people in order for that person to become a healthier person.
With that said, this week’s blog will explore those team members who can help restore your body to optimum health, so you can live the life you were meant to live. This may mean a mindset change for some people reading this blog, as working with this team will mean throwing those pills away, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Postural Evaluation and Care
When your spine is not aligned, due to accidents or injuries, this can cause lower back pain. You may feel fine, or you may think you just need to ice your back and everything will be fine. Well, a misalignment in your upper neck of only ¼ of a millimeter can cause severe and lasting damage throughout your body.
If you currently deal with lower back pain, upper cervical chiropractic can reduce and eliminate that pain. We know it’s temping to just go to your physician and get a Cortisone shot or have them just prescribe a pill to you that will take the pain away. Not only will medication not get to the underlying cause of your soar back, but chiropractic is more cost-effective, and there’s a higher level of patients satisfaction with the results.
The best part of this specific type of chiropractic is that it does not include any cracking, popping, or twisting. That means you won’t have to leave with a soar back, thinking maybe you just have to give it a day or two to feel the relief. You may even think the gentle approach of upper cervical chiropractic is so gentle that there is no impact, but there have been countless studies to prove its benefits.
Connect the Musculoskeletal System
Along with chiropractic, physical rehabilitation is something many chiropractic offices offer. They will set you on an exercise program, as well as they will recommend supplements that will help you in your healing process. Even if the particular upper cervical chiropractor you go to does not offer any sort of physical rehabilitation program, they can recommend a great physical therapist for you to work with.
Such programs will improve functional movement, such as sitting, standing, walking, lifting, and more. They do this by improving muscle tone, flexibility, balance, range of motion, and mobility. Though, don’t think this is just exercise to go along with your chiropractic. Exercise is great, will reduce your chances of suffering from lower back pain, and help you in the healing process. But working with a professional who knows just how the musculoskeletal system works will lead to even greater results.
Now that you know what you can do to reduce your chances of suffering from lower back pain or quickening the healing process, the only thing left to do is to do it. That means getting into a regular routine of eating right, exercising, and working with a team (your upper cervical chiropractor, your physical therapist, and you) to get you to the results you set out to achieve.
Now, the truth is that while you may not think you need to do any of this now. You may think you can get away with your poor eating habits, lack of exercise, or not seeing an upper cervical chiropractor for a while longer. And maybe you can . . . for a little while.
But the truth is it only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter in your upper cervical spine, which are the top two vertebrae in your neck, to wreak havoc on your body. That’s because that minor of a misalignment puts pressure on your brainstem, thus not allowing your brain to properly communicate with your body. That affects the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid, leads to nerve damage, and more.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.