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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

February 26, 2019

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition often involving 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 relieves Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc.


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of 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 keeps the spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these findings demonstrate just how linked the spine is, more articles surface about the importance 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Fascinating! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc enjoys working Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves intertwine their ways throughout the spine, gathering 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 supplies nerves to the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured, it usually creates an unmistakable walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc back pain patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc.


The spine relies on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s 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 – affecting postural function and influencing mood and stress disorders as a reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is essential to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the spine often brings into question its contributing role in back pain. It’s an important 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, 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 improved 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. Do not worry! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc ensures 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 now. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is your Fort Wayne back pain specialist. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc uses 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. 
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Fort Wayne back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt.