Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition typically involving all these elements.
Your Lynchburg chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your Lynchburg chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal parts.
Your Lynchburg chiropractor relieves Lynchburg
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Palmer Chiropractic Center.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – join 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 permit nutrients into the
nucleus. The disc gives the spine its flexibility and strength. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these
findings show 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 documented to boost
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is created and
connected! Interesting! Palmer Chiropractic Center enjoys taking
care of Lynchburg chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths in the spine, collecting
and dispersing 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 supplies nerves to
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged,
it often causes an obviously different
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it causes. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center back pain
patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Palmer Chiropractic Center.
The spine depends
on muscles to maintain its connections. 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, attaching to 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 having an effect on mood and stress
disorders as a cause of low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is central
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 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
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 reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why Palmer Chiropractic Center
customarily suggests exercise to Lynchburg
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Palmer Chiropractic Center ensures these are easy
and helpful 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.
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Palmer Chiropractic Center is your Lynchburg back
. Palmer Chiropractic Center applies understanding
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Palmer Chiropractic Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Palmer Chiropractic Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back