Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition typically including all these elements. Your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your Manchester chiropractor respects each of these spinal parts. Your Manchester chiropractor reduces Manchester back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries.


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts form each disc – the gel-like, water/collagen-composed nucleus pulposus enveloped and held in place by the collagenous annulus fibrosus and two endplates on top and bottom that safeguard and permit 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 connected 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 documented to increase the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is created and connected! Fascinating! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries enjoys taking care of Manchester chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves intertwine their ways throughout the spine, gathering and sending 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 creates an unmistakable walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it causes. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries back pain patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries.


The spine depends on muscles to keep it together. The psoas muscle passes along both sides of the spinal vertebral column down to the pelvis. It’s 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 – affecting postural function and having an effect on mood and stress disorders as a reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is key 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 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 regarding the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries routinely recommends exercise to Manchester back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 treatment of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

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