Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 components. Your Groton chiropractor at Hutter Chiropractic Office values every one of these spinal elements. Your Groton chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal parts. Your Groton chiropractor relieves Groton back pain and neck pain connected to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Hutter Chiropractic Office.


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs to make up 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 surrounded 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 demonstrate 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 reported to boost the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Hutter Chiropractic Office is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Fascinating! Hutter Chiropractic Office enjoys taking care of Groton chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves intertwine their ways in the spine, gathering and sending 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 damaged, it usually causes an unmistakable walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it causes. (3) Hutter Chiropractic Office back pain patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Hutter Chiropractic Office.


The spine relies on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle passes 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 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 brings into question its contributing role in back pain. It’s 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 increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Hutter Chiropractic Office customarily suggests exercise to Groton back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Hutter Chiropractic Office ensures these are simple and effective 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. Hutter Chiropractic Office is your Groton back pain specialist. Hutter Chiropractic Office uses understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Hutter Chiropractic Office is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Hutter Chiropractic Office connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
Hutter Chiropractic Office appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Groton back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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