San Francisco Location

(415) 931-5000

Santa Rosa Location

(707) 568-6900

nucca chiropractic for the 

san francisco and santa rosa area

How Can I get Low Back Pain Relief?

If you are currently experiencing back pain or would like to prevent one from happening soon, a smart move would be to consult a NUCCA doctor near you. 

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Roughly 80% of people experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It’s the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months, according to the National Institute of Neurology. 


In our office we focus on the upper neck to influence the surrounding structures. Using the NUCCA protocol, we gently align the head and neck to provide proper function. The brainstem, which sits very closely to the top two bones in your neck (atlas and axis), has a specific region that can influence low back tension. The lateral vestibular nucleus controls the postural muscles of the spine, so by adjusting the upper neck we balance the whole body structure, allowing better biomechanics and function of the lower back. The upper neck controls the postural muscles responsible for pelvic balance. If the pelvis is un-level it can put abnormal stress on the joints of the low back causing inflammation and irritation, which leads to pain. We have helped many people get relief from low back pain with NUCCA chiropractic. 

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