Thursday, March 22, 2012

Transition Areas of the Spine, What Are They? and What is there Significance?

Transition areas of the spine are when one part of the spine changes to another. When your cervical spine transitions to the dorsal spine and your dorsal spine changes to your lumbar spine. These are the areas that often run into problems.

You may think "so what is the big deal" that your cervical spine now becomes the thoracic spine and then that becomes the lumbar spine. What is the difference? Well if you are really talking about the name change, that is not a big deal. The reason for the significance is the change in the direction of the spinal curvatures.

In the neck we have a "C" Curve the C open to the backs. Then in the dorsal or midback area the curve opens to the other direction. Then back to the posterior in the lower back. Its because of this direction change that puts additional stress at these areas.

Now this comes into play with the muscles too. Muscles are attached to the spine and work hand in hand with it, so you can imagine with a change in the spinal curvatures who have muscle group interaction that changes. Out of the spine also comes nerves or nerve roots from the spinal cord. Through muscle fibers travel nerves to where they need to go. This is why we refer to the neuromusculoskeletal as such an important focus in chiropractic.

Sometimes your back pain may be directly at one of these transitional areas. Your pain may also be located elsewhere but may be a result of this transitional area.Visit your chiropractors office right away if you are experiencing pain in your back. The sooner you have the pain addressed usually means the quicker your chiropractor can help you get rid of it.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. We also offer chiropractic treatment for your neck, midback and lower back area Call our Glastonbury chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression

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