Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition typically including all these elements.
Your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers values
all of these spinal elements. Your Vancouver chiropractor
respects each of these spinal elements.
Your Vancouver chiropractor reduces Vancouver
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Vancouver Disc Centers.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs
to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are
between each of the typical 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 permit nutrients into the
nucleus. The disc keeps the
spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these
findings show just how connected 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 grow
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is created and
connected! Fascinating! Vancouver Disc Centers enjoys taking
care of Vancouver chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves weave
their ways in 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 injured,
it often causes an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Vancouver Disc Centers.
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 having an effect on mood and stress
disorders as a reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is central
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 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, 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 improved erector spinae muscle activity
and decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Vancouver Disc Centers
routinely suggests exercise to Vancouver
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Vancouver Disc Centers 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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Vancouver Disc Centers is your Vancouver back
. Vancouver Disc Centers applies understanding
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Vancouver Disc Centers
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Vancouver Disc Centers connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back