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WHERE DOES BACK PAIN COME FROM? “ Discover The Cause Of Your Pain! ”
What affects the top affects the bottom 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. If you sit in front of the television in a slouched position, or work for many hours at a computer, over time, your head and neck may 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 which can cause more strain and contribute to pain in this area. If you are experiencing back pain, your neck could be the cause. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts to learn more about what could be causing your pain!rehab.centrahealth.com
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