Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition often involving all these elements.
Your Malverne chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness appreciates
every one of these spinal elements. Your Malverne chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal parts.
Your Malverne chiropractor decreases Malverne
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Malverne Health & Wellness.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs
to form 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 enveloped
and held in place by the collagenous annulus fibrosus and two endplates on top
and bottom that protect and allow 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 surface about the importance
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) Malverne Health & Wellness is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is designed and
connected! Fascinating! Malverne Health & Wellness likes working Malverne chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths throughout the spine, collecting
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 innervates
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged,
it usually creates an unmistakable
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness back pain
patients know how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Malverne Health & Wellness.
The spine depends
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 comes off 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 key
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 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, maintaining the center of gravity, and stability. Interestingly, in a research study of women
with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises involving
the external oblique muscle improved erector spinae muscle activity
and decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Malverne Health & Wellness
routinely suggests exercise to Malverne
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Malverne Health & Wellness ensures 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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Malverne Health & Wellness is your Malverne back
. Malverne Health & Wellness uses understanding
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Malverne Health & Wellness
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Malverne Health & Wellness connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back