"I’ve tried everything for my lower back pain but nothing’s worked.” Have you considered that your lower back pain could be related to a problem in your upper neck? Like many people, you will likely agree that all parts of the body are connected. And that you can have pain in one area of your body - like lower back pain - but that the actual problem is coming from somewhere else. So let’s ask again: have you looked at your upper neck to see if a problem there might be related to your lower back pain?
It is estimated that 80% of the human population will experience at least one significant episode of lower back pain in their lifetime. Often times, the diagnostic tests and treatment focus on X-rays, CTs and MRIs of the lower back, including muscles, ligaments, disc bulges, joint swelling, arthritis or slippages (known as spondylolisthesis)
However, you may not be aware that there is actually little correlation between the amount of damage that a person has in their lower back and lower back pain. Granted, if you have a disc bulge that can be seen to physically squeeze on one of the nerves that exit your spine, potentially causing lower back pain and/or sciatica, that’s pretty obvious.
For many people, however, their lower back may not actually be the problem. What if your lower back pain isn’t coming from your lower back? The hallmark sign that you may need to consider something different is if you have all the lower back treatment you can think of, but none of it is really working. And you don’t want to simply live on painkillers for the rest of your life. The more you think about it, the more you will likely agree that painkillers for lower back pain are good to treat the symptoms, but may not fix the underlying cause of the problem.
And if this is the case - if you have been dealing with the trials of lower back pain for a long time - it may be the right time to consider something different. In this article, I want to share with you the connection between your lower back and - of all places in your body - how the top two bones in your neck might be the key to finding the solution that you are looking for.