The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition often involving all these elements. Your Ottawa chiropractor at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your Ottawa chiropractor respects each of these spinal elements. Your Ottawa chiropractor relieves Ottawa back pain and neck pain connected to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider.

THE SPINE

The spine is the body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise 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 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 linked 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 increase the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is created and connected! Interesting! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider likes working Ottawa chiropractic patients’ spines every day!

NERVES

Spinal nerves weave their ways throughout the spine, collecting and sending 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 damaged, it usually creates an unmistakable walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider back pain patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider.

MUSCLES

The spine depends on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle runs along both sides of the spinal vertebral column down to the pelvis. It is deep and comes off 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 reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is central 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 essential 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, 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 is why The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider customarily suggests exercise to Ottawa back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider makes sure these are simple and effective 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. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is your Ottawa back pain specialist. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider applies understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
 
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Ottawa back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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