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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition typically including all these elements. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR appreciates all of these spinal elements. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor respects each of these spinal elements. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor reduces Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain associated with these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR.

THE SPINE

It is the body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – join 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 contained and held in place by the collagenous annulus fibrosus and two endplates on top and bottom that safeguard and permit nutrients into the nucleus. The disc gives the spine its flexibility and strength. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these findings demonstrate just how connected 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 shown to increase the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is created and connected! Interesting! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR likes taking care of Colorado Springs chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves intertwine their ways in 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 innervates the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured, it often causes an obviously different walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR back pain patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR.

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 is deep and comes off the lumbar vertebrae, L1-L4, attaching to 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 having an effect on mood and stress disorders as a reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is key 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 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 central to balance, maintaining the center of gravity, as well as stability. Notably, in a research study of women with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises regarding the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR customarily suggests exercise to Colorado Springs back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is your Colorado Springs back pain specialist. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Colorado Springs back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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