3 Exercises to Combat Low Back Pain

Countless people across the U.S. will experience a bout of lower back pain at some point in their lives.  Low back pain is the most common reason for job-related disability and a big contributor to missed days at work. Strength of the muscles that support the low back and the spinal column is essential when it comes to avoiding chronic lower back issues.  Strengthening the abdominal muscles is also key, and provides additional support and protection for the spine and low back.

Exercise and proper movement of the spine and spinal muscles is important for long-term health.  However, if you’ve been experiencing lower back pain, it’s important to get to the bottom of it and understand the root cause of your individual condition.

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Your Low Back Pain and Your Neck

On the surface, these two regions may seem so far apart that one couldn’t possibly impact the other.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite; when the topmost vertebra in the neck, your atlas, misaligns, it can affect the entire length of the spine.  The vertebrae of the spine protect the spinal cord, which is responsible for relaying signals between the brain and body.  When the atlas shifts, it can distort these signals, leading to abnormal muscle tension, spasms, and distorted posture.  This can cause uneven shoulders and hips and cause one leg to be slightly shorter than the other.  You may think that since the pain and discomfort are all in the lower back, then that’s where the root cause of the problem is.  Many times we find that, in fact, it’s the atlas vertebra that is causing the lower back to flare up.

I am trained in NUCCA, which is an extremely gentle and specific way of correcting atlas misalignments.  For each of our patients, we perform a detailed assessment to determine if an atlas misalignment is the root cause of your lower back pain.  If so, we work to restore normal alignment, which in turn, restores the normal flow of information over the nervous system.  The body’s natural recuperative abilities are able to correct the postural imbalances caused by the atlas misalignment, and low back pain is relieved naturally.

Author
Elan Schrier Dr. Elan Schrier is the clinic director of Schrier Family Chiropractic. He focuses in upper cervical chiropractic and continuously is training to improve the quality of his patients' lives. He has a lot of success with difficult vertigo, migraine, and fibromyalgia patients.

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