What causes unhealthy lumbar spine alignment?

“If only the human body could handle trauma as well as biotechnology stocks do.” Major and minor traumas throughout a person’s life accumulate and contribute to spinal misalignments, deformities, and the ultimate health problems that result. Major traumas include:

  • Motor vehicle crashes;

  • Unintentional slips and falls (involving bicycles, stairs, trampolines, trees, etc);

  • Sports injuries;

  • Birth trauma;

  • Violence;

  • And more.

Minor traumas involve everyday unhealthy stresses caused by:

  • Poor posture during activities;

  • Unhealthy spinal alignment;

  • Unhealthy ergonomics at work and home;

What if I have unhealthy lumbar spine alignment?

You are definitely going to want to do something about that. Did you know that unhealthy lumbar spine alignment is associated with:

  • Unhealthy movement and balance;

  • Trigger points;

  • Pain, dysfunction, and disability;

  • Disc bulges, herniations, and degeneration;

  • lumbar spondylolisthesis;

  • Sciatica and sciatic radiculopathy;

  • Digestion problems;

  • Pelvic organ prolapse;

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction;

  • Neck, mid-back, and pelvis problems;

  • Scoliosis and spinal deformities;

  • Spinal arthritis;

  • Spinal canal stenosis;

  • Bowel and Bladder problems;

  • Poor quality of life;

  • And more.[1-7]

How can I find a CBP® doctor?

You can find the locations and contact information for CBP® doctors at the CBP® Doctors Directory. The CBP® Doctors Directory includes and identifies doctors who have received CBP® training, earned Basic and Advanced Certifications, and those who have achieved Instructor level. Fully equipped and trained CBP® offices are exceptional and may see patients that travel from out of state or country to help with lumbar spine problems.

Dr. Daniel Kraus is Advanced Certified in CBP® and is dedicated to helping his patients restore and maintain a healthy lumbar spine. Contact Bethesda Spine and Posture to discuss how you can reduce your back pain today.


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