Minster Chiropractic Center Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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 weave 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 pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
Minster Chiropractic Center appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Minster back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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