Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition often including all these elements.
Your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your Ashburn chiropractor
respects each of these spinal elements.
Your Ashburn chiropractor reduces Ashburn
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine unites 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 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 gives the spine its flexibility and strength. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these
findings demonstrate just how linked 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 reported to boost
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how intricately the spine is designed and
connected! Fascinating! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn likes working Ashburn chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths in the spine, gathering
and sending 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 usually creates an obviously different
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it triggers. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn.
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, 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 key
to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the
spine often draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It’s an important 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. Notably, in a research study of women
with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises regarding
the external oblique muscle improved erector spinae muscle activity
and reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
customarily recommends exercise to Ashburn
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 treatment of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is your Ashburn back
. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn uses knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back