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If you are seeking natural low back pain treatment in Boise, Idaho (or anywhere else for that matter), you are far from alone. According to researchers, 80% of Americans will experience back pain at one time or another. Low back pain, in particular, is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem. While younger adults experienced just under a 1% increase in lower back pain between 1997 and 2013, seniors over the age of 65 experienced an increase of greater than 4%. Back pain can affect a person’s ability to:
• Carry out normally daily tasks
• Feel good enough to exercise
• Get a good night’s sleep
If you are one of the many who are dealing with low back pain, how can you find relief?
Where Do People Go For Low Back Pain Relief?
According to one study, people who experience back pain often seek help from one of three areas.
• 40% - Primary care doctor
• 40% - General chiropractor
• 20% - Subspecialist
Still, only about 10% of people ever find out what was causing lower back pain. That means 90% of people, even if they feel better now, don’t know what was wrong in the first place. The pain could return at any time and usually does. They say about 80% of people find that back pain recurs within 2 years.
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A Long-Term Solution To Low Back Pain
The reason most people never find out where their low back pain is coming from is that most health professionals are looking in the wrong place. The pain is felt in the lower back, so that is all that is considered in their treatment approach. However, the spine is all connected, and anything that occurs at the top of the spine will have effects all the way down to the bottom of the spine. This is why upper cervical chiropractic care has been so successful in helping people with low back pain.
A misalignment of the Atlas (C1) can result in issues all the way down the spine. In fact the 3 most common areas where issues develop due to Atlas (C1) misalignment are right where the head and neck meet, the lower neck and shoulder area, and the lower back and hip area. Thus wherever the greatest stress points occur in the spine, problems are sure to develop over time. One of the most common is in the lower back. Atlas (C1) misalignment is without a doubt the most commonly overlooked source of lower back pain. Likewise correction of Atlas (C1) misalignment will allow the spine to begin the process of unwinding and balancing out. Lower back pain can then heal and resolve without even touching the lower back.
Atlas Specialist In Boise, Idaho
Dr. Grayson Blom is a Boise, Idaho native that works with a nationwide group of Doctors expertly trained and specializing in the Upper Cervical procedure. Dr. Blom is also one of the few Doctors in the state of Idaho trained and certified in the Upper Cervical procedure.
To schedule an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for upper cervical care click the button below or call 208-559-0541.
1. Eriksen K., et.al., Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex: A Review of the Chiropractic and Medical Literature, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2004.
2. Palmer B. J., The Subluxation Specific The Adjustment Specific, Palmer Chiropractic College 1934.
They say 8 out of 10 Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their life and if you are 1 of those 8 you know all too well that low back pain can be debilitating. Low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide! It is also interesting that lower back problems tend to be more common in women than men and the majority of low back pain cases reported are from people that spend most of their time working at a desk. They also say $50 billion a year is spent on symptom treatment for low back pain and the cost in lost work is somewhere around $100 billion. Back pain without a doubt is a big financial burden not only to those who suffer but to society in general.
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