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Chiropractic Solutions Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition typically involving all these elements. Your San Jose chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions appreciates all of these spinal elements. Your San Jose chiropractor respects each of these spinal elements. Your San Jose chiropractor relieves San Jose back pain and neck pain associated with these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Chiropractic Solutions.


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine unites everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – connect ligaments, muscles and discs to form 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 allow 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 recent study, this training is documented to grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Chiropractic Solutions is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Chiropractic Solutions enjoys taking care of San Jose chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves weave their paths in the spine, gathering and dispersing impulses from head to toe. The superior gluteal nerve makes its ways through the lower pelvis by the L4, L5 and S1 nerve roots in the sacral plexus. It innervates the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If injured, it usually creates an obviously different walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) Chiropractic Solutions back pain patients know how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Chiropractic Solutions.


The spine relies on muscles to keep it together. 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, 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 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, preserving the center of gravity, and 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 is why Chiropractic Solutions customarily suggests exercise to San Jose back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Chiropractic Solutions 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. Chiropractic Solutions is your San Jose back pain specialist. Chiropractic Solutions uses knowledge of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Chiropractic Solutions is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Chiropractic Solutions connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
Chiropractic Solutions appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve San Jose back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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