3 Things that Cause Back Pain — One Natural Solution 

 December 18, 2016

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

Lower Back Pain, Lower Back, Back Pain, Back Ache, Pinched Nerve, Numbness, Tingling, Sciatica Pain Relief, Sciatica, injury, back injury, work injury, Disc Herniation, Disc Herniation Relief Posture, Proper Posture, Back Pain, Back Pain Relief, Back Ache, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Pain ReliefAccording to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 80% of Americans will suffer back pain at some point. Why do so many suffer from this condition that results in many cases of disability? Here are 3 things you may not have realized contribute to back pain.

3 Surprising Causes of Back Pain

Studies have revealed a number of causes of back pain over the years. Here are 3:

  1. Smoking – That’s right—you can add back pain to the list of things we blame on smoking. A study reported on in Spine-health revealed that smoking causes vascular changes that result in disc and joint problems throughout the spine.
  2. Mattress Firmness – Depending on the type of mattress you enjoy, your bedding preference may be contributing to the back pain. According to a 2003 randomized, double-blind study, medium-firm mattresses are ideal for less pain both in and out of bed.
  3. Texting – The human head weighs 10-12 lbs. Tilting the head forward by 15 degrees can increase pressure to 27 lbs. At 30 degrees, this increases to 40 lbs. At 45 degrees, strain reaches 49 lbs. Clearly, regularly leaning forward to look down at a mobile device for texting or other reasons can have a major effect on the spine leading to back pain.

Getting Help for Back Pain in Chattanooga, TN

At Scenic City Clinic of Chiropractic, we see patients come in with back pain that has been caused by the reasons noted above and many others. We use the Atlas Orthogonal method of upper cervical chiropractic to help relieve back pain on a long-term basis. Why does adjusting the neck help the entire back?

A person’s posture is often related to the alignment of the top bones in the neck, the C1 and C2. When the alignment of these bones is off, it can result in poor posture and changes throughout the spine. Where the most changes take place, the pain occurs. That means lower back pain may very well be the result of an upper cervical misalignment. Correcting the underlying problem is the best way to ensure pain resolves and does not return.
To find an upper cervical specialist in your area go to http://www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area CALL 423-402-4602 to schedule a consultation

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Dr. Todd Osborne

Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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