Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition often including all these elements.
Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center values
all of these spinal elements. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor
respects each of these spinal elements.
Your Baton Rouge chiropractor relieves Baton Rouge
back pain and neck pain connected to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Spine & Sports Rehab Center.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs
to form 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 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 recent
study, this training is shown to boost
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how complexly the spine is created and
connected! Interesting! Spine & Sports Rehab Center enjoys taking
care of Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths 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 innervates
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged,
it usually creates an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Spine & Sports Rehab Center.
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 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 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 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
central to balance, maintaining 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 improved erector spinae muscle activity
and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Spine & Sports Rehab Center
routinely recommends exercise to Baton Rouge
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Spine & Sports Rehab Center ensures 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 care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
Schedule your chiropractic appointment today.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center is your Baton Rouge back
. Spine & Sports Rehab Center applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Spine & Sports Rehab Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back