People often wonder how their low back pain could possibly be related to their neck. It’s on the other end of the spine! Well, the two are more related than once thought. The upper neck has thousands of sensors to monitor head position to ensure it remains balanced on top of the neck. Misalignments between the head and neck cause the body to twist and bend to adapt its posture in order to maintain its upright position in gravity.
This can result in un-leveling of the hips, the appearance of uneven leg length, and unequal weight distribution on each leg. These altered biomechanics create a weakness in the joints of the low back, which over time can result in pain and dysfunction. By removing the imbalance at the top of the neck correct postural reflexes can be restored allowing balance to return to the entire spine.