Can My Neck Cause Back Pain?

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January 2017

“Can My Neck Cause Back Pain?” Don’t Continue The New Year With That Nagging Back Pain If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own. For some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life or even to disability. It is important to realize that you have ONE SPINE and it functions as a whole. It is not just a bunch of bones, ligaments, tendons and discs thrown together. It is a beautiful and very complex If you have problems with your upper neck such as tight muscles, poor alignment, previous injuries, whiplash or poor posture, this can dramatically change the load and forces on your low back. Ramsey Rehab provides the best care for back pain by their teamof experts. If you are suffering fromback pain and need relief now, schedule an appointment with us to start treatment as soon as possible. “ Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. ” - National Institutes of Health, 2010 structure that needs flexibility, strength, coordination and good posture. What affects the top affects the bottom

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For example, if you work at a computer or sit watching TV in a slouched position for many hours, over time your head and neck become forward protruding. Since your head weighs between 10-12 pounds (about the weight of a bowling ball), and is now balanced forward, all your back muscles have to work harder to keep you from falling forward. Over time, this leads to pain, inflammation, and injury to the low back. Do you find when looking over your shoulder you have to turn your body a lot? When motion is limited in your neck, the ability to turn your head is compensated by over- rotating the lower back. This is not normal and causes more strain to the mid and lower back giving you pain. If you feel back pain, see if your neck could be the cause by coming in for a free consultation with one of our experts. Give us a call today to learn more! How To Gain Pain Relief In Your Back

Wondering About Your Ache or Pain? ASK YOUR QUESTION!

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Are You Over The Age of 31? Do You Suffer With Any of The Following Symptoms?

• Pain while kneeling or squatting • Soreness after walking • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins • Pain when trying to sleep • Pain when driving > 30 mins • Difficulty walking or running

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Exercise For Back Pain

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PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and/or buttocks. Hold for 30 seconds.

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Now, I can bend all the way down to the floor! Patient Results

“When I started physical therapy, I was unable to squat or bend my knees without pain. My knees were always swollen and I though “this was just my life.” Slowly, I started noticing my knees felt better and I even could feel my knee caps again. I forgot they were even there! Now, I can bend all the way down to the floor. I can also go up and down the stairs with very little pain at all. Now I feel like a new person and pain is no longer my life.” - Jessie G.

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