Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition often involving all these components.
Your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center appreciates
every one of these spinal elements. Your Pflugerville chiropractor
respects each of these spinal parts.
Your Pflugerville chiropractor reduces Pflugerville
back pain and neck pain related to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Pflugerville Wellness Center.
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 make up
each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus surrounded
and held in place by the collagenous annulus fibrosus and two endplates on top
and bottom that protect and allow 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 recent
study, this training is reported to boost
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is designed and
connected! Interesting! Pflugerville Wellness Center enjoys taking
care of Pflugerville chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
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 supplies nerves to
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured,
it often creates an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it triggers. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Pflugerville Wellness 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 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 influencing 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 draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It is an essential 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, preserving the center of gravity, as
well as stability. Interestingly, 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center
customarily suggests exercise to Pflugerville
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Pflugerville Wellness Center makes sure these are easy
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.
Pflugerville Wellness Center is your Pflugerville back
. Pflugerville Wellness Center uses knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Pflugerville Wellness Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Pflugerville Wellness Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back