Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition often including all these components.
Your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your Brooks chiropractor
respects each of these spinal parts.
Your Brooks chiropractor decreases Brooks
back pain and neck pain connected to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs
to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are
between each of the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise
each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus surrounded
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 surface about the value
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is documented to increase
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is created and
connected! Fascinating! Soft Health and Healing Clinic enjoys working Brooks chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
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 innervates
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 produces. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic back pain
patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Soft Health and Healing Clinic.
The spine relies
on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle passes along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s deep and originates
at 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 – affecting
postural function and influencing 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’s an essential 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, as
well as stability. Notably, 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’s why Soft Health and Healing Clinic
routinely suggests exercise to Brooks
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Soft Health and Healing Clinic ensures 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.
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Soft Health and Healing Clinic is your Brooks back
. Soft Health and Healing Clinic applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Soft Health and Healing Clinic
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Soft Health and Healing Clinic connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back