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 appreciates
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 related to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Apple Country Chiropractic.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs
to form 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 goes back to how intricately the spine is designed and
connected! Interesting! Apple Country Chiropractic enjoys taking
care of Williamson 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 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 unmistakable
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.
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. Interestingly, in a research study of women
with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises regarding
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
. 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