Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What
connects them all? The spine! And back pain is
a complex condition typically involving all these components.
Your La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC appreciates
all of these spinal elements. Your La Grande chiropractor
pays great attention to each of these spinal parts.
Your La Grande chiropractor decreases La Grande
back pain and neck pain connected to these
spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC.
It is the
body’s support system. The spine connects everything! The spine’s
bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs
to form this support system. 25 intervertebral discs separate the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts make up
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 protect 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 connected 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 reported to increase
the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and
lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is amazed by
what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects
on how intricately the spine is created and
connected! Fascinating! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC likes working La Grande chiropractic patients’ spines every day!
Spinal nerves weave
their paths throughout the spine, collecting
and sending 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 injured,
it often causes an unmistakable
walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle
paralysis it produces. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC back pain
patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves
are and so does Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC.
The spine relies
on muscles to maintain its connections. The psoas muscle passes along both sides of the spinal
vertebral column down to the pelvis. It is 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 – influencing
postural function and having an effect on 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 brings into question its contributing role in back pain. It is 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’s why Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
routinely suggests exercise to La Grande
back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment
plan. Do not worry! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC makes sure these are easy
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 care of low back pain with
leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.
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Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is your La Grande back
. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC uses understanding
of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain
relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC connects the best
of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back