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 protect 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!
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
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
. 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