The unstable spine sets you up for a world full of problems
Anything great begins with a solid foundation. Whether it is something as abstract as an idea or as tangible as a skyscraper, everything builds from the bottom. The human body is no different: your spine is the foundation of your body. The spine has a say in every single movement you make; likewise, it's health is influenced by every single move you make. Not surprisingly, spinal health begins at the foundation of the spine: the sacrum and the sacroiliac joints which connect spine and pelvis. Misalignment of the vertebrae at the base of the spine, and dysfunction in the sacroiliac joints contributes to an unstable spine.
Unfortunately, many people are walking around with an unstable spine.
Misalignment at the base of the spine is problematic because every movement, downward compressive force, lift and twist is putting an excessive burden on an unstable base. It's no wonder that as many as 31 million Americans are experiencing lower back pain at any given time. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we treat many people who have been suffering from indiscriminate lower back pain for years without knowing the true cause. A thorough examination often reveals instability at the base of the spine which sets the tone for all other complaints relating to back pain.
At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we treat the Unstable Spine
If an unstable spine is contributing to your back pain, we begin by using gentle, targeted adjustments to the lower back which help restore alignment of the spine through the pelvis. This in itself is often enough to provide people with pain relief they haven't experienced for years. We then use the Active Release Technique to break up existing scar tissue, restore range of motion and provide further pain relief. From this vantage point of stability, alignment and freedom of movement, you can move forward with a plan to strengthen the supportive muscles of the lower back to ensure your pain doesn't return. If you need help dealing with an unstable spine, give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.