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Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 components. Your Murfreesboro chiropractor at Most Chiropractic Clinic appreciates all of these spinal elements. Your Murfreesboro chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal elements. Your Murfreesboro chiropractor reduces Murfreesboro back pain and neck pain connected to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Most Chiropractic Clinic.


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise 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 demonstrate just how connected the spine is, more articles surface about the value of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new study, this training is documented to grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Most Chiropractic Clinic is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how intricately the spine is created and connected! Interesting! Most Chiropractic Clinic likes taking care of Murfreesboro chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves intertwine their ways in the spine, gathering and dispersing 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 causes an unmistakable walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) Most Chiropractic Clinic back pain patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Most Chiropractic Clinic.


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’s deep and originates at 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 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 essential 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, preserving the center of gravity, as well as stability. Notably, in a research study of women with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises regarding the external oblique muscle improved erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Most Chiropractic Clinic routinely recommends exercise to Murfreesboro back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 care of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

Schedule your chiropractic appointment now. Most Chiropractic Clinic is your Murfreesboro back pain specialist. Most Chiropractic Clinic uses understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Most Chiropractic Clinic is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Most Chiropractic Clinic connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
Most Chiropractic Clinic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Murfreesboro back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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