Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition often including all these components.
Your Montreal chiropractor at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your Montreal chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal elements.
Your Montreal chiropractor decreases Montreal
back pain and neck pain related to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic.
The spine is the
body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs
to make up 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 safeguard and permit nutrients into the
nucleus. The disc gives the spine its flexibility and strength. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these
findings show just how connected the spine is, more articles emerge about the value
of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new
study, this training is documented to grow
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is astounded by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how intricately the spine is designed and
connected! Interesting! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic enjoys working Montreal chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves intertwine
their ways throughout the spine, collecting
and dispersing 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 injured,
it often causes an obviously different
walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it causes. (3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic.
The spine depends
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 originates
at 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 central
to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the
spine often draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It is an important 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 increased erector spinae muscle activity
and reduced pain and disability. (6) That’s why Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
routinely recommends exercise to Montreal
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Don’t worry! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic makes sure these are easy
and helpful for you!
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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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Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is your Montreal back
. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic applies knowledge
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back