Back and Hip Pain


Back and hip pain can be debilitating and lead to surgery if left untreated. Fortunately, back and hip pain are two of the most popular problems we help people with at Elite Upper Cervical.


There’s the brain, then there’s the back and hip, and the door between the two is the atlas vertebrae.


Now, when the atlas misaligns, the spinal muscles that control the back and hip will go into spasm. And, it will always be one-sided. Either the right side or the left. 


The muscles at the top of your neck are the most sensitive muscles in your entire body. What that means is that if they stretch and go into spasm, your entire back will go into lockdown mode, as a protective mechanism. This causes the hips to tilt. 


If you neglect this misalignment for too long, your back and hip will start developing arthritis, again as a protective mechanism to strengthen the area. 


And if you still wait and do nothing about the pain and arthritis, back surgery or a hip replacement is often recommended.


Don’t let it get that bad, the pain is a sign that something is wrong, so you will do something about it. Listen to your pain. 


Unfortunately, most doctors want to hit the snooze button and throw out the bodies internal fire alarm by prescribing medication, which is not a long term solution. 


Why? Because it’s not possible to fix a structural problem, with a chemical solution. It’s important to get to the root of what’s causing the back and hip pain, securing that structural solution! And that is where we specialize. 


As a NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic clinic, the first thing we do is take specific x-rays of the atlas vertebrae to see if it’s misaligned. 


We have advanced software that allows Dr. Burt to measure the atlas down to 1/100th of a degree, which is critical when it’s time to realign it. The upper cervical x-rays are the most important thing we can do for you as a NUCCA doctor. 


When doctors work on the upper neck without taking x-rays, they risk making someone worse.


After the exact position of the atlas has been measured, then Dr. Burt will be able to correct it. 


The realignment is so gentle that anyone would feel comfortable with the amount of pressure we use. Gentle slow pressure is all, right below the ear lobe, which is where the atlas is located. 


There is no twisting, popping or cracking of the neck with the NUCCA realignment. 


Afterward, we will then have to retrain the neck muscles for a few months, realigning the atlas as needed.

If you are curious to see if your atlas is misaligned, causing your back and hip pain, make sure to schedule your NUCCA assessment below, as soon as possible, to see if you’re a good fit for treatment.