Layden Chiropractic 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 components. Your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic values every one of these spinal elements. Your Plainville chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal parts. Your Plainville chiropractor relieves Plainville back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Layden Chiropractic.

THE SPINE

The spine is the body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts form each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus enveloped and held in place by the collagenous annulus fibrosus and two endplates on top and bottom that safeguard and allow nutrients into the nucleus. The disc gives the spine its flexibility and strength. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these findings demonstrate just how connected 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 grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Layden Chiropractic is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Fascinating! Layden Chiropractic enjoys working Plainville chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves weave their ways in the spine, gathering and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal nerve winds its ways through the lower pelvis by 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 often causes an obviously different walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) Layden Chiropractic back pain patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Layden Chiropractic.

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 originates at 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 influencing mood and stress disorders as a reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is essential to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the spine often draws 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 central to balance, preserving 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 increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Layden Chiropractic routinely recommends exercise to Plainville back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! Layden Chiropractic ensures these are simple 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 treatment of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment now. Layden Chiropractic is your Plainville back pain specialist. Layden Chiropractic applies understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Layden Chiropractic is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Layden Chiropractic connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
 
Layden Chiropractic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Plainville back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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