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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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 related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Soft Health and Healing Clinic.

THE SPINE

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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment now. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is your Brooks back pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Brooks back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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