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.
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New Roads Chiropractic Center is your New Roads back
. 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