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Dr. Hoang's 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 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

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!

NERVES

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.

MUSCLES

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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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 now. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is your Montreal back pain specialist. 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 pain patient. 
 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Montreal back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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