Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition often including all these elements.
Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic appreciates
every one of these spinal elements. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal elements.
Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor relieves Fernandina Beach
back pain and neck pain connected to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic.
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 separate the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise
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 safeguard 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 demonstrate just how linked the spine is, more articles emerge about the importance
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is reported to grow
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic enjoys taking
care of Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves weave
their ways throughout 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 causes an obviously different
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic back pain
patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Amelia Chiropractic Clinic.
The spine depends
on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle passes along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s deep and comes off 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 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 brings into question its contributing role in back pain. It is an important 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, 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 involving
the external oblique muscle improved erector spinae muscle activity
and reduced pain and disability. (6) That’s why Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
routinely suggests exercise to Fernandina Beach
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic makes sure these are simple
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.
Schedule your chiropractic appointment now.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is your Fernandina Beach back
. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic uses knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Amelia Chiropractic Clinic connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back