Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What connects them all? The spine! And back pain is a complex condition typically including all these elements. Your Plymouth chiropractor at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology appreciates all of these spinal elements. Your Plymouth chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal parts. Your Plymouth chiropractor relieves Plymouth back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology.


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise 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 keeps the spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these findings show 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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology enjoys working Plymouth chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves weave their paths throughout the spine, gathering and dispersing 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 supplies nerves to the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured, it usually creates an unmistakable walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology back pain patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology.


The spine relies on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s 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 – influencing postural function and influencing mood and stress disorders as a cause of low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is central to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the spine often draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It is 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 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 Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology routinely suggests exercise to Plymouth back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is your Plymouth back pain specialist. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology uses understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Plymouth back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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