Apple Country Chiropractic Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition often including all these elements. Your Williamson chiropractor at Apple Country Chiropractic values every one of these spinal elements. Your Williamson chiropractor respects each of these spinal elements. Your Williamson chiropractor relieves Williamson back pain and neck pain associated with these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Apple Country Chiropractic.

THE SPINE

It is the body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts form 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 protect and permit nutrients into the nucleus. The disc keeps the spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these findings demonstrate just how connected 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 shown to boost the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how intricately the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Apple Country Chiropractic enjoys taking care of Williamson chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves intertwine their ways in the spine, collecting 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 supplies nerves to the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged, it usually creates an obviously different walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it causes. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic back pain patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Apple Country Chiropractic.

MUSCLES

The spine depends on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle passes along both sides of the spinal vertebral column down to the pelvis. It is 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 – influencing postural function and having an effect on mood and stress disorders as a reason for 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 increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Apple Country Chiropractic routinely suggests exercise to Williamson back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Apple Country Chiropractic makes sure these are simple and helpful for you!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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. Apple Country Chiropractic is your Williamson back pain specialist. Apple Country Chiropractic applies understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Apple Country Chiropractic is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Apple Country Chiropractic connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
 
Apple Country Chiropractic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Williamson back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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