Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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

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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

The spine relies 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!

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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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is your Baton Rouge back pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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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