Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition typically involving all these components.
Your Watertown chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center values
all of these spinal elements. Your Watertown chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal elements.
Your Watertown chiropractor relieves Watertown
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Watertown Wellness Center.
The spine 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 make up
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 safeguard 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 linked the spine is, more articles emerge about the importance
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is reported to increase
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Watertown Wellness Center is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is created and
connected! Interesting! Watertown Wellness Center likes taking
care of Watertown chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths throughout the spine, collecting
and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal
nerve winds 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 often causes an unmistakable
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it causes. (3) Watertown Wellness Center back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Watertown Wellness Center.
The spine depends
on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s 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 reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is central
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 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 involving
the external oblique muscle improved erector spinae muscle activity
and decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Watertown Wellness Center
customarily suggests exercise to Watertown
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Watertown Wellness 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 care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
Schedule your chiropractic appointment now.
Watertown Wellness Center is your Watertown back
. Watertown Wellness Center applies understanding
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Watertown Wellness Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Watertown Wellness Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back