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 connected 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.
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Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is your Plymouth back
. 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