Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! 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 are between each of 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 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 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 pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Pensacola back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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