Satterwhite Chiropractic Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

Nerves. Discs. Muscles. The spine connects them all! And back pain is a complex condition often including all these components. Your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic values all of these spinal elements. Your Oxford chiropractor pays great attention to each of these spinal elements. Your Oxford chiropractor relieves Oxford back pain and neck pain connected to these spinal elements with gentle chiropractic services and Cox® Technic at Satterwhite Chiropractic.


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine links everything! The spine’s bones – called vertebrae – link ligaments, muscles and discs to make up this support system. 25 intervertebral discs are between each of the usual 33 vertebrae. Three parts make up 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 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 recent study, this training is reported to boost the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all reflects on how complexly the spine is created and connected! Interesting! Satterwhite Chiropractic likes taking care of Oxford chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves weave their ways in the spine, collecting and sending 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 injured, it usually causes an unmistakable walking and standing gait because of the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it produces. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic back pain patients know how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Satterwhite 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, 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 reason for low back pain. (4) The quadratus lumborum muscle is central 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 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, maintaining the center of gravity, and stability. Interestingly, in a research study of women with chronic low back pain, stability exercises and balance exercises regarding the external oblique muscle increased erector spinae muscle activity and decreased pain and disability. (6) That’s why Satterwhite Chiropractic routinely recommends exercise to Oxford back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 today. Satterwhite Chiropractic is your Oxford back pain specialist. Satterwhite Chiropractic uses knowledge of these amazing spinal connections to enhance the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Satterwhite Chiropractic is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Satterwhite Chiropractic connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
Satterwhite Chiropractic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Oxford back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt. 
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