Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition typically involving all these components.
Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation appreciates
every one of these spinal elements. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal parts.
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
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine connects 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 make up
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 safeguard 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 reported to boost
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation enjoys taking
care of Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves weave
their ways in the spine, collecting
and dispersing 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 creates an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it triggers. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation.
The spine depends
on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle passes along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It is deep and originates
at 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 – affecting
postural function and having an effect on mood and stress
disorders as a cause of low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is essential
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 essential 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, 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 regarding
the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity
and reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
customarily suggests exercise to Baton Rouge
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation makes sure these are simple
and helpful for you!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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.
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is your Baton Rouge back
. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses understanding
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back