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Lower Back Pain Solution in Morgantown WV

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Back Pain, Back Ache, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Pinched Nerve, Lower Back Pain, Back Pain Relief, Natural Relief, Back Pain Treatment, Sciatica ReliefLower back pain is extremely common, and it makes sense as to why – the vertebrae in the lower back carry the brunt of our weight thanks to gravity.  While it’s common to experience some lower back pain or soreness after heavy lifting or sitting for an extended period of time, the pain sometimes becomes a chronic issue.  For some, the pain will radiate along the sciatic nerve, which travels from the lower back to the buttocks and down the leg.  This pain can be extremely debilitating and can affect a person’s ability to do even the simplest of daily tasks, like taking a shower.

Many people know that chiropractors can help with lower back pain.  In our office, we take a different approach to lower back and sciatic nerve pain that has helped our patients to achieve lasting relief.  While on the surface, it may seem odd that your neck may be related to your lower back pain or sciatica, in reality, the connection is very real.  Because of the shape and biomechanics of the atlas vertebra, the topmost vertebra in the spine, it is extremely likely to shift out of position following an accident, injury, or just daily repetitive movements.  When this occurs, it places tension along the length of the spinal cord.  This causes compensations throughout the spine, leading to muscle spasms, pain, and postural distortions.  When muscle tension occurs asymmetrically on one side of the body, this can cause one hip to be elevated, leading to a shortened leg on that side.  These imbalances can place great stress and strain on the lower back and sciatic nerve.

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At Mountain State Wellness, we look very carefully at atlas misalignment as the keystone to the entire spine.  When the atlas is off, the rest of the spine follow suit.  This is how we are able to accomplish lasting results for our patients with lower back pain and sciatica.  Upper cervical chiropractic is highly specific and extremely gentle.  Our adjustments are customized for each individual patient and are designed to hold in place for maximum healing.  If a general chiropractic approach hasn’t worked, or if you’re tired of treating your lower back pain with medications, then upper cervical chiropractic may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

References:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1144130-overview

 

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Can Anyone Be Affected by Migraines in Morgantown West Virginia?

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Cardale Jones, Migraines, Headaches, Migraine, HeadacheAn estimated 12% of Americans have to cope with migraines. This creates a great financial burden for the nation. More than 20 billion USD are lost annually thanks to medical bills and lost time at work. Migraine attacks can be debilitating to the sufferer and may last anywhere from a few hours to several days.

Athletes Are Not Immune to Migraines

Cardale Jones, an Ohio State quarterback, has recently been hospitalized for a migraine. Jones performs at a high level and already pays close attention to things such as diet, hydration, sleep, and stress – the primary migraine triggers. This shows that just about anyone can suffer from the head pain, nausea, and light and sound sensitivity that are associated with migraines.

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Upper Cervical Treatment for Migraine Sufferers

While preventing migraines from happening is the ideal way to treat them, most options focus on mitigating symptoms once a migraine occurs. While there is still debate over the specific cause of migraines, it is understood that this condition is neurovascular in nature. This is the basis for seeking upper cervical treatment for migraines. At Mountain State Wellness, you can receive this natural and gentle migraine treatment.

At our practice, focus is placed on correcting misalignments of the C1 and C2 vertebrae (the top two bones in the neck). When misaligned, these bones can interrupt the proper flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid. The result from such an interruption to the nervous and vascular systems can be migraines. Many find that after even just one or two adjustments, they see a significant reduction in migraine symptoms or occurrence, and many even see a complete resolution of the health condition.

If you or a loved one suffer from migraine headaches, give us a call at Mountain State Wellness to get on the road to health.

 

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