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New Roads Chiropractic Center Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What connects them all? The spine! And back pain is a complex condition often involving all these elements. Your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center values all of these spinal elements. Your New Roads chiropractor respects each of these spinal parts. Your New Roads chiropractor decreases New Roads back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at New Roads Chiropractic Center.


It is the body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts make up each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus contained 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 gives the spine its flexibility and strength. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these findings demonstrate just how connected the spine is, more articles surface about the value of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a recent study, this training is documented to increase the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how complexly the spine is created and connected! Interesting! New Roads Chiropractic Center likes working New Roads chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves weave their ways throughout the spine, gathering and sending 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 often creates an obviously different walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center back pain patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does New Roads 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, 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 essential 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 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 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 improved erector spinae muscle activity and reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why New Roads Chiropractic Center customarily suggests exercise to New Roads back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! New Roads Chiropractic Center 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 treatment of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment today. New Roads Chiropractic Center is your New Roads back pain specialist. New Roads Chiropractic Center uses knowledge of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. New Roads Chiropractic Center is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: New Roads Chiropractic Center connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
New Roads Chiropractic Center appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve New Roads back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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