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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What connects them all? The spine! And back pain is a complex condition often involving all these components. Your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation values every one of these spinal elements. Your Carrolltown chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal elements. Your Carrolltown chiropractor decreases Carrolltown back pain and neck pain connected to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.


It is the body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate 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 importance of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new study, this training is shown to grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation likes taking care of Carrolltown chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves weave their paths in the spine, collecting and sending impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal nerve makes its ways through the lower pelvis via the L4, L5 and S1 nerve roots in the sacral plexus. It supplies nerves to the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured, it usually creates an unmistakable walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation back pain patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.


The spine relies on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal vertebral column down to the pelvis. It is 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 draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It is an important 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 central to balance, preserving the center of gravity, and stability. Interestingly, in a research study of women with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises involving the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation routinely recommends exercise to Carrolltown back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation ensures these are simple 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 treatment of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment now. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is your Carrolltown back pain specialist. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation uses understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Carrolltown back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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