Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition typically including all these components.
Your St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville values
every one of these spinal elements. Your St. Francisville chiropractor
respects each of these spinal elements.
Your St. Francisville chiropractor decreases St. Francisville
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs
to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts form
each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus enveloped
and held in place by the collagenous annulus fibrosus and two endplates on top
and bottom that protect and permit nutrients into the
nucleus. The disc gives the spine its flexibility and strength. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these
findings demonstrate just how linked the spine is, more articles emerge about the importance
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is reported to boost
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how intricately the spine is created and
connected! Fascinating! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville likes working St. Francisville chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves weave
their paths in the spine, gathering
and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal
nerve makes its ways through the lower pelvis via the L4,
L5 and S1 nerve roots in the sacral plexus. It innervates
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured,
it usually causes an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville back pain
patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville.
The spine depends
on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It is deep and comes off the lumbar vertebrae, L1-L4, adjoining much more - the less
trochanter of the femur, iliopsoas muscle, psoas major muscle, inconsistent
psoas minor muscle, iliac fascia, iliacus muscle, and inguinal ligament – influencing
postural function and influencing mood and stress
disorders as a cause of low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is key
to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the
spine often brings into question its contributing role in back pain. It is an essential part of the thoracolumbar
fascia muscle system as it surrounds the iliac crest, the transverse
processes of lumbar spine’s vertebrae and 12th rib. (5) The external oblique muscle is
key to balance, preserving the center of gravity, and stability. Notably, in a research study of women
with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises involving
the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity
and reduced pain and disability. (6) That’s why Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
customarily recommends exercise to St. Francisville
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville ensures these are simple
and effective for you!
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lonny Skjervheim on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about chiropractic care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
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. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back