Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition typically including all these elements.
Your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center appreciates
every one of these spinal elements. Your Pensacola chiropractor
respects each of these spinal parts.
Your Pensacola chiropractor reduces Pensacola
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine links 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 form
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 protect 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 linked the spine is, more articles surface about the importance
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a recent
study, this training is shown to boost
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is created and
connected! Fascinating! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center enjoys working Pensacola chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their ways throughout the spine, collecting
and sending 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 creates an obviously different
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it causes. (3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center back pain
patients know how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center.
The spine relies
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 originates
at 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 – influencing
postural function and influencing 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’s 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, maintaining the center of gravity, as
well as stability. Interestingly, 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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
customarily suggests exercise to Pensacola
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center makes sure these are easy
and effective 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 care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
Schedule your chiropractic appointment today.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is your Pensacola back
. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back