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Colorado Springs Back Muscles Affected By Back Pain

The spine is maintained by several muscles. Back pain and degenerative spine conditions impact those muscles. Chiropractors like yours at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR deal with both the degenerative spinal pain condition and the related degenerated spine muscles. Colorado Springs chiropractic back pain treatment plans incorporate pain-relieving methods for both the spine and its musculature.

BACK PAIN AND MUSCLES’ RESPONSES

Back pain affects back muscles. Different Colorado Springs back pain issues involve different Colorado Springs back muscles, too. Paraspinal muscles present different responses to spinal degenerative conditions. Alterations in the lumbar spine paraspinal muscles of low back pain patients have been described. Atrophy of the multifidus muscles in patients with back pain, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar degenerative kyphosis are specifically noted. Intensified fat infiltration of the multifidus muscle is also present in patients with lumbar radiculopathy and lumbar degenerative kyphosis. (1) In a study of 78 patients with either degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis or degenerative lumbar kyphosis, researchers documented these degenerative muscle patterns. The multifidus muscle is seen as the stabilizer of the lumbar spine segments while the erector spinae muscles are usually referred to as the stabilizers of spinal sagittal balance. Multifidus muscle degeneration was more significant in the patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. Erector spinae degeneration was more significant in the degenerative lumbar kyphosis patients as well as more directly linked to the severity of spinal kyphosis curvature. (2) Continuous chronic low back pain patients as compared to non-continuous and recurrent low back pain sufferers were documented to have higher EMG activity in erector spinae and multifidus muscles in extension. (3) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR pays close attention to these differences.

BACK PAIN AND BACK MUSCLES: STABILITY

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR also notes back pain and muscle response on spinal stability. Researchers stated that chronic low back pain impairs spinal stability of its sufferers. In examining the activation patterns of the latissimus dorsi, gluteus maximus, and upward scapular rotation muscles of chronic LBP patients, researchers discovered a significant increase in upward scapular rotation in all shoulder abduction positions on both sides. The left side was more affected than the right. Further, they found increased latissimus dorsi muscle activities and decreased gluteus maximus activities in chronic low back pain. (4) Spinal manipulation is described as eliciting transient physiological responses of which paraspinal muscle activity and muscle spindle responses are included. (5) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor will keep these in mind when treating your spine as well as in setting exercises to address weaknesses. 

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paulette Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. She describes her implementation of spinal manipulation, namely the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, for a 77-year-old patient to decrease pain and better her muscle strength and function.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment now. Our back pain sufferers can depend on our treatment plan to take care of the spine, its pain, and its affected muscles.
 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR cares for not only back pain related to degenerative spine conditions but also the related degenerative back muscles. 
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