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Lower back pain and sciatica are quite common. The vertebra in your spine are separated by a disc of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. Injury, long term wear and tear, or a misalignment of the upper spine creates pressure on certain nerves; causing pain, numbness or weakness in the lower back and even the legs. Sciatica occurs when the outer disc is damaged, causing a leak or bulge; shooting pain into the buttocks and leg. Restoring structure and nerve function can help!
There are many causes of neck pain: traumas, automobile accidents, or developing postural distortions and muscle strains over time. Whiplash is an injury from a sharp acceleration and deceleration, as in an auto accident. Neck and whiplash pain can also radiate into the shoulders and upper back. Most neck pain/whiplash is caused by a structural misalignment in the upper neck, disrupting proper nerve function.
Fibromyalgia includes muscle and joint pain, fatigue, as well as other symptoms. You may feel like your muscles have been overworked or strained…even without exercise or other causes. Pain and achiness around the joints in the neck, shoulder, back, and hips; including twitching, burning and stabbing pain throughout the body is also common. This makes sleep or exercise difficult and can often lead to isolation and depression. Addressing your nerve function can help!
Headache pain results when specific nerves of the blood vessels and head muscles are activated, sending pain signals to the brain. A migraine occurs when hyperactive nerve cells send out impulses to the blood vessels, causing constriction and eventually inflammation and increased pain levels. Restoring nerve function is key to helping.
Vertigo/Dizziness, also known as Ménière’s Disease, is an inner ear problem that affects your hearing and balance. Passageways inside the ear canal can become blocked causing fluid buildup. Tinnitus (noise or ringing in the ear) and loss of hearing can also occur. Simply put, a misalignment in the upper cervical spine can be responsible for causing disfunction of the Vestibularcoccular nerve and the vertigo and dizziness.