Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition typically involving all these components.
Your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center values
all of these spinal elements. Your Manahawkin chiropractor
respects each of these spinal elements.
Your Manahawkin chiropractor decreases Manahawkin
back pain and neck pain connected to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs
to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate 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 show just how linked the spine is, more articles surface about the value
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is shown to increase
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is created and
connected! Fascinating! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center enjoys working Manahawkin chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths throughout the spine, gathering
and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal
nerve winds its ways through the lower pelvis by the L4,
L5 and S1 nerve roots in the sacral plexus. It innervates
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged,
it usually causes an unmistakable
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it triggers. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Manahawkin Chiropractic Center.
The spine relies
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 influencing 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 draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It’s an important 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, preserving the center of gravity, as
well as stability. Notably, 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
customarily recommends exercise to Manahawkin
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center ensures these are simple
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 treatment of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
Schedule your chiropractic appointment today.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is your Manahawkin back
. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center uses knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Manahawkin Chiropractic Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back