Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

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

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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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 important 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 pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Eugene back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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