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Moriarty Chiropractic Knows Well the Spine and Its Connections

February 26, 2019

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


The spine is the body’s support system. The spine connects 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 form 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 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 linked the spine is, more articles emerge about the importance of diaphragm training for muscle relaxation like the hamstring muscles. In a new study, this training is shown to grow the thickness of lumbar spine stabilizing muscles, transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic is amazed by what diaphragm-focused treatment does for such muscles. It all goes back to how complexly the spine is designed and connected! Interesting! Moriarty Chiropractic enjoys taking care of Nashua chiropractic patients’ spines every day!


Spinal nerves weave 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 injured, it often causes an unmistakable walking and standing gait due to the gluteus medius muscle paralysis it causes. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic back pain patients understand how sensitive these spinal nerves are and so does Moriarty 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 is deep and comes off 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 – affecting 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 essential 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. 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 Moriarty Chiropractic routinely suggests exercise to Nashua back pain patients as part of the chiropractic treatment plan. Don’t worry! Moriarty Chiropractic ensures 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. Moriarty Chiropractic is your Nashua back pain specialist. Moriarty Chiropractic uses understanding of these amazing spinal connections to enrich the clinical pain relief outcomes for our back pain patients. Moriarty Chiropractic is like the spine for nerves, discs, and muscles: Moriarty Chiropractic connects the best of back pain research to back pain relief for you, our back pain patient. 
Moriarty Chiropractic appreciates how the nerves and muscles are connected to the spine and how to help relieve Nashua back pain and other spine related pain when they hurt.