Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 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 pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Baton Rouge  back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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