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Malverne Health & Wellness Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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.

THE SPINE

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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment today. Malverne Health & Wellness is your Malverne back pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Malverne Health & Wellness appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Malverne back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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