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Watertown Wellness Center Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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

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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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