Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition typically involving all these components.
Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal elements.
Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor decreases Burlington and Hamilton
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Spinal Care Clinic.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs
to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise
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 safeguard and allow 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 linked the spine is, more articles surface about the importance
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) Spinal Care Clinic is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is designed and
connected! Interesting! Spinal Care Clinic enjoys working Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves weave
their ways in the spine, collecting
and sending 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 supplies nerves to
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged,
it often creates an obviously different
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it causes. (3) Spinal Care Clinic back pain
patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Spinal Care Clinic.
The spine relies
on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s 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 – affecting
postural function and having an effect on 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’s an essential part of the thoracolumbar
fascia muscle system as it encircles the iliac crest, the transverse
processes of lumbar spine’s vertebrae and 12th rib. (5) The external oblique muscle is
key 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 involving
the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity
and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Spinal Care Clinic
routinely recommends exercise to Burlington and Hamilton
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Spinal Care Clinic ensures these are easy
and helpful 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 now.
Spinal Care Clinic is your Burlington and Hamilton back
. Spinal Care Clinic uses knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Spinal Care Clinic
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Spinal Care Clinic connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back