Cross Chiropractic Center Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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 elements. 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

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!

NERVES

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 unmistakable 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.

MUSCLES

The spine depends on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle passes 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 increased 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.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment now. Cross Chiropractic Center is your Sandy Springs back pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Cross Chiropractic Center appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Sandy Springs back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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