Back And Neck Care Center Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition often involving all these elements. Your Severna Park chiropractor at Back And Neck Care Center values all of these spinal elements. Your Severna Park chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal elements. Your Severna Park chiropractor relieves Severna Park back pain and neck pain associated with these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Back And Neck Care Center.

THE SPINE

The spine is the body’s support system. The spine links 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 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 demonstrate just how connected the spine is, more articles emerge about the value of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a recent study, this training is documented to boost the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Back And Neck Care Center is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is created and connected! Fascinating! Back And Neck Care Center enjoys working Severna Park chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves weave their paths throughout the spine, collecting and sending impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal nerve makes its ways through the lower pelvis by 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 creates an unmistakable walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) Back And Neck Care Center back pain patients know how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Back And Neck Care Center.

MUSCLES

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 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 central to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the spine often brings into question its contributing role in back pain. It’s 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, preserving the center of gravity, as well as stability. Notably, in a research study of women with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises involving the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Back And Neck Care Center customarily suggests exercise to Severna Park back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Back And Neck Care Center ensures these are easy and effective 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. Back And Neck Care Center is your Severna Park back pain specialist. Back And Neck Care Center uses understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Back And Neck Care Center is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Back And Neck Care Center connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
 
Back And Neck Care Center appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Severna Park back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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