We treat more back pain than any other complaint, split about evenly between upper and lower back pain. Additionally, most of the people we see whose chief complaint is low back pain (LBP) also often concede that they have some upper back pain (UBP) as well – and vice versa.

So what do your head and neck have to do with it?

There is clear a correlation between low back problems and neck problems. Many causes have been suggested for this, but one of them seems obvious – most people have allowed their head to drift out in front of their body. In many cases the shoulders also round as the head moves forward, rounding the upper spine into a condition called kyphosis.