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Spinal Care Clinic Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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 related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Spinal Care Clinic.

THE SPINE

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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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 pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Spinal Care Clinic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Burlington and Hamilton back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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