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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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

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 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) 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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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 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. 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’s 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.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment now. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is your Ashburn back pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Ashburn back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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