Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition often involving all these elements.
Your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your Sitka chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal parts.
Your Sitka chiropractor reduces Sitka
back pain and neck pain connected to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – connect 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 contained
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 connected the spine is, more articles surface about the value
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a recent
study, this training is documented to grow
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how intricately the spine is created and
connected! Interesting! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka likes working Sitka chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their ways throughout the spine, collecting
and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal
nerve winds its ways through the lower pelvis by 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 creates an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka back pain
patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka.
The spine depends
on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle passes along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s deep and comes off the lumbar vertebrae, L1-L4, adjoining 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 is an essential part of the thoracolumbar
fascia muscle system as it encircles the iliac crest, the transverse
processes of lumbar spine’s vertebrae and 12th rib. (5) The external oblique muscle is
key to balance, preserving the center of gravity, and 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 is why Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
routinely recommends exercise to Sitka
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka makes sure these are simple
and helpful for you!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lonny Skjervheim on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about chiropractic care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
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Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is your Sitka back
. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back