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 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!
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.
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 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 treatment of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
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Hollstrom & Associates Inc is your Largo back
. 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