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Back Pain — Can I Do Anything to Prevent or Improve It? 

 May 20, 2018

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

back-pain-can-i-do-anything-to-prevent-or-improve-itBack pain is one of the most common complaints. It seems as if everyone has had a bout of back pain at one time or another. Back pain can range from a mild, dull, aching sensation to a sudden, sharp, extremely painful feeling. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to prevent back pain or even improve it if it is already bothering you.

  • Make exercise part of your daily routine. Focus on strengthening your core muscles in order to keep your back strong and free from pain.
  • Maintain proper posture at all times. Be aware of this especially if you are lifting something. Lift by using your leg strength more than your back.
  • Keep your weight in a healthy range. This reduces stress on your spinal joints.

A Natural Solution for Back Pain

Here at Scenic City Clinic of Chiropractic in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we can help ensure the health of your spine by making sure it is in proper alignment. We have had much success in helping patients suffering from back pain. We address the root cause rather than just focusing on the area that is hurting. The root cause of back pain is often a misaligned bone in the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae.

The atlas or C1 vertebra, the top bone of the spine, is designed differently than other parts of the spine. Its unique shape combined with the ability to move freely makes it vulnerable to misaligning. This also makes a likely cause of back pain because the position of the atlas affects the entire spine’s ability to have proper posture. If the atlas is misaligned, the entire spine compensates by twisting and shifting.

We correct this by using a gentle method that does not require us to pop or crack the back or neck. Rather, it naturally encourages the bones to move back into place, leading to a longer-lasting adjustment.

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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