Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition often involving all these components.
Your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor
respects each of these spinal parts.
Your Sandy Springs chiropractor relieves Sandy Springs
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Cross Chiropractic Center.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – join 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 permit nutrients into the
nucleus. The disc keeps the
spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these
findings demonstrate just how linked the spine is, more articles emerge about the importance
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is reported to grow
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how complexly the spine is designed and
connected! Interesting! Cross Chiropractic Center enjoys working Sandy Springs chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their ways throughout the spine, collecting
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 innervates
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured,
it usually causes an obviously different
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center back pain
patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Cross Chiropractic 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 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 – 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 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, maintaining the center of gravity, as
well as stability. Interestingly, 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 decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Cross Chiropractic Center
customarily suggests exercise to Sandy Springs
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Cross Chiropractic 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 care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
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Cross Chiropractic Center is your Sandy Springs back
. Cross Chiropractic Center applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Cross Chiropractic Center
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Cross Chiropractic Center connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back