Pflugerville Wellness Center Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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 pays great attention to 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.

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 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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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 pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Pflugerville Wellness Center appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Pflugerville back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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