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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. Forexample, ifyouworkatacomputerorsitwatching 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. Doyoufindwhen lookingoveryourshoulderyouhave toturnyourbodya lot?Whenmotion is limited inyour 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! f

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