Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition often including all these components.
Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at Disc Centers Of America values
every one of these spinal elements. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal elements.
Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor reduces Buffalo, NY
back pain and neck pain associated with these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Disc Centers Of America.
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 separate the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts make up
each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus contained
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 recent
study, this training is documented to boost
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Disc Centers Of America is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how complexly the spine is created and
connected! Fascinating! Disc Centers Of America enjoys working Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their paths throughout the spine, collecting
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 supplies nerves to
the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured,
it usually creates an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it causes. (3) Disc Centers Of America back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Disc Centers Of America.
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 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 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, preserving 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 involving
the external oblique muscle improved erector spinae muscle activity
and decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Disc Centers Of America
routinely suggests exercise to Buffalo, NY
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Disc Centers Of America 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 care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
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Disc Centers Of America is your Buffalo, NY back
. Disc Centers Of America applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Disc Centers Of America
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Disc Centers Of America connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back