Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition typically involving all these elements.
Your Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic values
every one of these spinal elements. Your Eugene chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal parts.
Your Eugene chiropractor relieves Eugene
back pain and neck pain related to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs
to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate 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 allow nutrients into the
nucleus. The disc keeps the
spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these
findings show 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 increase
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how complexly the spine is created and
connected! Fascinating! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic likes working Eugene 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 damaged,
it often causes an unmistakable
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic back pain
patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves
are and so does Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic.
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 is deep and originates
at the lumbar vertebrae, L1-L4, adjoining 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 encircles 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, and stability. Notably, 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 reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
customarily recommends exercise to Eugene
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 today.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is your Eugene back
. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back