Vancouver Spine Care Centre Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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

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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment now. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is your Vancouver back pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Vancouver back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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