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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition often involving all these components. Your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your Toronto chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal parts. Your Toronto chiropractor reduces Toronto back pain and neck pain associated with these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.


It is the body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise 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 keeps the spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these findings demonstrate just how connected the spine is, more articles emerge about the value of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new study, this training is reported to boost the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how intricately the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre likes taking care of Toronto chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves intertwine their ways in the spine, gathering 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 damaged, it usually causes an obviously different walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre back pain patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.


The spine relies on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle runs 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 – affecting postural function and having an effect on 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 is 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 central to balance, maintaining the center of gravity, and 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 reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre routinely recommends exercise to Toronto back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre ensures these are simple 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 care of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment today. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is your Toronto back pain specialist. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre applies understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Toronto back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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