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Chiropractic Care 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor at Chiropractic Care values all of these spinal elements. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal elements. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor decreases West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain connected to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Chiropractic Care.

THE SPINE

The spine is the body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of 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 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 recent study, this training is reported to grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Chiropractic Care is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how intricately the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Chiropractic Care likes working West Palm Beach chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves weave their ways throughout the spine, collecting 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 supplies nerves to the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged, it usually creates an unmistakable walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) Chiropractic Care back pain patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Chiropractic Care.

MUSCLES

The spine relies 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 – influencing 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 brings into question its contributing role in back pain. It is an essential 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. Interestingly, in a research study of women with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises involving the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity and reduced pain and disability. (6) That’s why Chiropractic Care customarily recommends exercise to West Palm Beach back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Chiropractic Care 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 care of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment today. Chiropractic Care is your West Palm Beach back pain specialist. Chiropractic Care uses understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Chiropractic Care is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Chiropractic Care connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
 
Chiropractic Care appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve West Palm Beach back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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