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 regarding
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.
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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is your Toronto back
. 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