Posted on: June 26, 2018
I had a patient come in to the office last week looking for my support to relieve her low back pain. We started the session talking about what might have triggered the pain (sitting too long, overexertion, injury, etc.) and we also talked about where else she was experiencing any pain or discomfort. She talked about pain in her low back, pelvis, and right hip. As I started my Vector Point work on her, I could tell her jaw was in a locked down pattern, which could also relate to her hip and pelvis pain. I asked if she had been having any headaches. She replied, “Well, sure. For several days now. Why?”
Many patients don’t realize that pain in one area can often be caused by pain in another area. For example, I often see a pattern of a stiff neck and locked jaw being directly related to the pelvis being out of alignment. Headaches are frequently caused by pain and misalignment in the lumbar. When your head is “crooked” it can cause your back to go out of alignment. Our body parts and systems are more connected than we realize. The good news is that correcting one area can directly benefit another.
I want you to be as pain free as possible. Treatments can help your whole body—not just one part! You deserve to have vibrant health every day, in all ways.
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