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Tarrytown 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 including all these components. Your Tarrytown chiropractor at Tarrytown Chiropractic appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your Tarrytown chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal parts. Your Tarrytown chiropractor reduces Tarrytown back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Tarrytown Chiropractic.

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 form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts form 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 demonstrate 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 grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Tarrytown Chiropractic is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Tarrytown Chiropractic likes working Tarrytown chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves weave their ways in the spine, gathering and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal nerve winds its ways through the lower pelvis via the L4, L5 and S1 nerve roots in the sacral plexus. It supplies nerves to the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged, it often causes an obviously different walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it causes. (3) Tarrytown Chiropractic back pain patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Tarrytown 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’s deep and originates at 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 central to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the spine often draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It’s 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 central to balance, preserving the center of gravity, as well as 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 reduced pain and disability. (6) That is why Tarrytown Chiropractic routinely suggests exercise to Tarrytown back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! Tarrytown Chiropractic 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.  

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