Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition often including all these components.
Your Paramus chiropractor at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center values
every one of these spinal elements. Your Paramus chiropractor
respects each of these spinal parts.
Your Paramus chiropractor reduces Paramus
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center.
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 usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise
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 permit 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 surface about the value
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is reported to increase
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is designed and
connected! Fascinating! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center likes taking
care of Paramus chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their ways in the spine, gathering
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 supplies nerves to
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged,
it often creates an obviously different
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center.
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 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 – affecting
postural function and influencing mood and stress
disorders as a cause of low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is central
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
key to balance, preserving 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 Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
customarily suggests exercise to Paramus
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center ensures these are easy
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 treatment of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
Schedule your chiropractic appointment now.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is your Paramus back
. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center uses understanding
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back