Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition often including all these components.
Your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre values
all of these spinal elements. Your Vancouver chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal elements.
Your Vancouver chiropractor relieves Vancouver
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Vancouver Spine Care Centre.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs
to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are
between each of the typical 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 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 value
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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is created and
connected! Interesting! Vancouver Spine Care Centre likes taking
care of Vancouver chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths throughout the spine, gathering
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 causes an obviously different
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it triggers. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Vancouver Spine Care Centre.
The spine depends
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 comes off 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 having an effect on 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 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. Notably, 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 is why Vancouver Spine Care Centre
routinely recommends exercise to Vancouver
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Vancouver Spine Care Centre makes sure 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 care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
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Vancouver Spine Care Centre is your Vancouver back
. Vancouver Spine Care Centre applies understanding
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Vancouver Spine Care Centre connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back