Low Back Pain and NUCCA

Low back pain stems from the lumbar spine, which is made of 5 connected spinal segments, each separated by a large disc.  The lumbar spine is the strongest and most sturdy part of our spine, which is why it is found at the base of the spine.  This area is designed to be durable and helps when the spine is stressed or put under pressure.

However, like all areas of the spine, the low back must remain in perfect balance and alignment, otherwise it will begin to break down.  When the lumbar spine misaligns, the support structure around the spine weakens.  This weakening alters the proper function of the low back spinal segments, causing them to not glide smoothly with motion.  When spinal motion is affected, pain is surely to follow.

Low back pain and NUCCA

Misalignment and weakening of the lumbar spine also leads to disc injury and eventual nerve impingement.  This is commonly called a herniated disc, slipped disc, or bulging disc.  When the herniated disc protrudes far enough to place pressure on the near by nerve, we call this lumbar radiculopathy or sciatica.  This is a pain that shoots downward into the buttock, leg, and even into the foot with large disc herniations.

The most important feature of almost all low back pain is that the root cause is the EXACT SAME!  This problem starts from one of two ways.  1.) An accident or injury to the head, neck, or spine.  Even minor injuries will tear loose the connective tissue that holds the segments of the spine together.  Following an injury, the damaged muscles, ligaments, and tendons recover and heal after days to weeks and you usually feel fine again.  However, the spine remains misaligned.  2.) Repetitive motions and daily tasks that are done too frequently or improperly, and over time lead to wear and tear, misaligning the spine.

When the spine is left misaligned, people usually start to experience EPISODES OF PAIN.  When you are tired, stressed, or have been working too long or too hard, the spine will begin to weaken.  This is when you experience the occasional episode of pain.  Over time, these episodes begin to happen more and more often and progressively get worse.

As the back begins to break down, we develop tight muscles in the back and legs, disc herniation, sciatica, lumbar radiculopathy, and eventually arthritis and degeneration.  When this happens, the pain from your condition will become continuous and will flair up from even minor movement and activity.

How can Upper Cervical Chiropractic – NUCCA Chiropractic Help my Low Back Pain?

Your Upper Cervical Chiropractor or NUCCA Chiropractor starts by performing a detailed spinal analysis and postural assessment to identify the cause of the low back pain. Spinal misalignment is the #1 cause of stress and breakdown of the spine.  Thus if the evaluation shows evidence of a spinal misalignment, your NUCCA Chiropractor will take specific X-rays of the spine in order to identify the severity of the misalignment and exactly how it needs to be corrected.

The Upper Cervical Chiropractor uses the detailed X-ray information to perform a gentle and precise spinal correction. The NUCCA adjustment is designed to restore spinal alignment and body balance, removing stress and compression of the spine and spinal nerves.  Once this happens, the body and spine quickly begin to heal and recover from the damage of the spinal misalignment.  Depending on how long the problem has been there, most people feel immediate low back pain relief or improvement.

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Molland Spinal Care doctors are Middletown Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA).  Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Middletown, New Jersey.  As NUCCA Chiropractors we 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 problems.  More information can be found on our website at https://www.mollandspinalcare.com

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