Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections 02/26/2019Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What connects them all? The spine! And back pain is a complex condition typically including all these elements. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC values every one of these spinal elements. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal elements. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor decreases Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain associated with these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. THE SPINE The spine is the body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – link 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 surrounded and held in place by the collagenous annulus fibrosus and two endplates on top and bottom that safeguard and allow 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 connected the spine is, more articles emerge about the importance of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new study, this training is documented to boost the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how intricately the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC enjoys taking care of Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ spines every day! NERVES Spinal nerves intertwine their paths throughout the spine, gathering and dispersing 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 supplies nerves to the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged, it usually creates an obviously different walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC back pain patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. MUSCLES The spine relies on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s 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 – 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 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. 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 is why Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC customarily recommends exercise to Fort Wayne back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC ensures these are easy and effective for you! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is your Fort Wayne back pain specialist. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC applies knowledge of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."