Low back pain. Has anyone not had an encounter with this health condition at one time or another? Low back pain can range from dull and achy to sharp, stabbing pain. Movement may make the pain worse or it may increase when you are sitting or lying down. No matter what kind of low back pain you are dealing with, the truth of the matter is that it is not easy to cope with, especially if it lasts for a few days.
Who are at a higher risk to develop back pain?
- The aging process: We cannot stop the aging process, unfortunately. However, if the spine is not properly cared for, your risk of having lower back pain issues as you get older increases greatly. This is often due to wear and tear and degeneration.
- Leading a sedentary lifestyle: Lack of regular exercise increases your risk of low back pain with the possibility the pain will be more intense than in those who do exercise.
- Risks at work: If your job involves repetitive movements (bending, lifting, or twisting), it may increase your low back pain risk. In addition, sitting for long periods of time or standing up for many hours can stress the lower back.
- Being overweight: If you are carrying extra weight, your lower back may be one area that really suffers. Your joints and tissues are also affected.
How to Find Help for Back Pain
Oddly enough, your lower back pain may be caused by a problem in your neck. The upper neck area is responsible for protecting the delicate brainstem. If a misalignment is located in either the C1 or C2 vertebrae, stress is put on the brainstem and tension in the spinal cord. The brain-body signals at this point are interrupted and the spine begins to compensate for the imbalance being experienced. This can cause lower back pain to occur.
Upper cervical chiropractors are trained to correct these small misalignments, bringing the body back into proper balance once again. We do this without the need to pop or crack the spine. Many patients report an improvement in their lower back pain after just a few visits.
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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 at http://www.907chiro.com/our-team