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Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 involving all these components. Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic appreciates every one of these spinal elements. Your Augusta chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal parts. Your Augusta chiropractor relieves Augusta back pain and neck pain associated with these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – join ligaments, muscles and discs to make up 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 contained 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 keeps the spine flexible and strong. (1) Seemingly off-topic but really not as these findings show 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 reported to grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how intricately the spine is designed and connected! Fascinating! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic enjoys taking care of Augusta 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 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 usually creates an unmistakable walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it causes. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic back pain patients understand how touchy these spinal nerves are and so does Lombardy 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 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 draws into question its contributing role in back pain. It is 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, 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’s why Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic routinely recommends exercise to Augusta back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 care of low back pain with leg pain together using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.  

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