Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition often involving all these elements. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor at New Hampshire Spine and Sport values every one of these spinal elements. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor respects each of these spinal parts. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor reduces Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at New Hampshire Spine and Sport.
The spine is the body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the usual 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 safeguard and permit nutrients into the nucleus. The disc gives the spine its flexibility and strength. (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 reported to boost the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how intricately the spine is designed and connected! Fascinating! New Hampshire Spine and Sport enjoys taking care of Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves weave their ways in the spine, collecting and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal nerve winds its ways through the lower pelvis by 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 often causes an obviously different walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport back pain patients know how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does New Hampshire Spine and Sport.
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 comes off the lumbar vertebrae, L1-L4, adjoining 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 reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is essential 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 important part of the thoracolumbar fascia muscle system as it encircles the iliac crest, the transverse processes of lumbar spine’s vertebrae and 12th rib. (5) The external oblique muscle is key to balance, maintaining the center of gravity, and 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 reduced pain and disability. (6) That’s why New Hampshire Spine and Sport customarily recommends exercise to Southern New Hampshire back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! New Hampshire Spine and Sport makes sure these are simple and helpful for you!
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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport applies understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: New Hampshire Spine and Sport connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient.