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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! 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.

THE SPINE

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 are between each of 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 goes back to how intricately the spine is created and connected! Fascinating! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville likes working St. Francisville chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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 reason for 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.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment today. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is your St. Francisville back pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve St. Francisville back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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