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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What connects them all? The spine! And back pain is a complex condition often involving all these elements. Your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your Largo chiropractor respects each of these spinal elements. Your Largo chiropractor relieves Largo back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Hollstrom & Associates Inc.

THE SPINE

The spine is the body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts form each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus enveloped 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 show just how linked the spine is, more articles surface about the value 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how intricately the spine is created and connected! Interesting! Hollstrom & Associates Inc likes taking care of Largo chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves weave their ways in the spine, gathering 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 innervates the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged, it usually causes an unmistakable walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc back pain patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Hollstrom & Associates Inc.

MUSCLES

The spine relies on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle passes along both sides of the spinal vertebral column down to the pelvis. It is deep and comes off 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 influencing mood and stress disorders as a cause of low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is key to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the spine often brings into question its contributing role in back pain. It’s 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, and stability. Interestingly, in a research study of women with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises regarding the external oblique muscle improved erector spinae muscle activity and reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why Hollstrom & Associates Inc routinely suggests exercise to Largo back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Hollstrom & Associates Inc makes sure 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 treatment of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment now. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is your Largo back pain specialist. Hollstrom & Associates Inc uses knowledge of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Hollstrom & Associates Inc connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Largo back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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