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 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!
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.
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.
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The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is your Ottawa back
. 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