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 protect 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 – affecting
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
. 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