Young Chiropractic Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

February 26, 2019

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. What connects them all? The spine! And back pain is a complex condition typically including all these elements. Your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your Easley chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal parts. Your Easley chiropractor relieves Easley back pain and neck pain related to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Young Chiropractic.


The spine 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 typical 33 vertebrae. Three parts comprise 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 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 linked the spine is, more articles emerge about the value of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new study, this training is documented to boost the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Young Chiropractic is astounded by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how intricately the spine is designed and connected! Fascinating! Young Chiropractic enjoys taking care of Easley chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves intertwine their ways in the spine, collecting and dispersing 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 innervates the gluteus medius, gluteus minimum and tensor fasciae latae muscles. If damaged, it usually creates an obviously different walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it triggers. (3) Young Chiropractic back pain patients know how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Young Chiropractic.


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 having an effect on mood and stress disorders as a cause of low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is central to stability. Its deep, posterior, lateral and interior location around the spine often draws 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 central 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 increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That is why Young Chiropractic customarily suggests exercise to Easley back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Do not worry! Young Chiropractic ensures these are easy 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.  

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