Moses Chiropractic Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition typically involving all these elements. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor respects each of these spinal parts. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor relieves West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain connected to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Moses 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 form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts make up 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 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 show just how linked the spine is, more articles surface about the value of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a recent study, this training is documented to increase the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Moses Chiropractic is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Fascinating! Moses Chiropractic likes taking care of West Palm Beach chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

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

MUSCLES

The spine relies on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle runs 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 reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is key 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 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 involving the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity and reduced pain and disability. (6) That’s why Moses Chiropractic customarily recommends exercise to West Palm Beach back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! Moses Chiropractic 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 now. Moses Chiropractic is your West Palm Beach back pain specialist. Moses Chiropractic applies understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Moses Chiropractic is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Moses Chiropractic connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
 
Moses Chiropractic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve West Palm Beach back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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