Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition typically involving all these components.
Your Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center values
every one of these spinal elements. Your Minster chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal parts.
Your Minster chiropractor decreases Minster
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Minster Chiropractic Center.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs
to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are
between each of the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts make up
each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus surrounded
and held in place by the collagenous annulus fibrosus and two endplates on top
and bottom that safeguard and permit nutrients into the
nucleus. The disc keeps the
spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these
findings show just how connected the spine is, more articles emerge about the value
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is documented to increase
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Minster Chiropractic Center is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is designed and
connected! Interesting! Minster Chiropractic Center enjoys taking
care of Minster chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths in the spine, collecting
and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal
nerve winds 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 damaged,
it often causes an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Minster Chiropractic Center.
The spine depends
on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It is deep and originates
at the lumbar vertebrae, L1-L4, attaching to 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 draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It is an important 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
central to balance, maintaining the center of gravity, and stability. Notably, in a research study of women
with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises regarding
the external oblique muscle improved erector spinae muscle activity
and reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why Minster Chiropractic Center
routinely recommends exercise to Minster
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Minster Chiropractic Center makes sure these are easy
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.
Minster Chiropractic Center is your Minster back
. Minster Chiropractic Center applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Minster Chiropractic Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Minster Chiropractic Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back