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Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your Millville chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal parts. Your Millville chiropractor decreases Millville back pain and neck pain associated with these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Wilson Family Chiropractic.

THE SPINE

It is the body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate the typical 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 protect and allow 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 surface about the importance of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new study, this training is shown to grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Wilson Family Chiropractic likes working Millville chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves weave their paths throughout the spine, gathering and sending impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal nerve winds its ways through the lower pelvis by 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 obviously different walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic back pain patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Wilson Family Chiropractic.

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, 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 – affecting 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 draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It is an essential 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, maintaining 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 decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Wilson Family Chiropractic routinely recommends exercise to Millville back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 treatment of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

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