Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! 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.
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 separate 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!
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.
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 cause of 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!
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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.
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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is your Colorado Springs back
. 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