Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is
a complex condition often involving all these components.
Your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your West Des Moines chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal parts.
Your West Des Moines chiropractor relieves West Des Moines
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.
It 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 are
between each of the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts make up
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 importance
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is shown to increase
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is designed and
connected! Interesting! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa enjoys taking
care of West Des Moines chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their ways throughout the spine, gathering
and sending impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal
nerve makes its ways through the lower pelvis via 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 creates an unmistakable
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it causes. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa back pain
patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.
The spine relies
on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle passes 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 – influencing
postural function and influencing mood and stress
disorders as a reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is essential
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
central to balance, maintaining the center of gravity, as
well as stability. Notably, in a research study of women
with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises involving
the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity
and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
routinely recommends exercise to West Des Moines
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa makes sure these are easy
and effective 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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Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is your West Des Moines back
. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Executive Chiropractic of Iowa connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back