Low Back Chiropractic Care
JULY 25, 2022
Hello everyone, this is Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place. We are doing another video today on our three-part series discussing chiropractic care and different regions of the spine. The first video we did was talking about the neck, the second video was about the mid-back, and today we're finishing with that low back and pelvis region. So kinda quick summary here, we're looking at these areas. We're trying to figure out where the nerves go and what they control because, at every single spinal level, we have nerves that exit out between the bones and go to different parts of our body, and that's how the brain controls everything in our body. So here at L1, that's the top part of our low back, we have the large intestines, a very important part of our digestion and getting rid of waste from our body, we want our large intestines to function properly, so this is an area of the body that controls that. Here at L2, it controls the appendix, parts of the abdomen, and parts of our leg. So again, this is important information and signals from our nervous system that need to get to these vital areas so our body can function at its very best.
L3-the third bone down goes into the sex organs, the uterus in women, both male and female, go to the bladder, so these are, again, vital organs that we want to function properly to help us with our reproductive health, and not only that but with our urinary health. L4 goes to the prostate in men. We also have nerves that go to the low back and the muscles around the low back, where the sciatic nerve branches begin and come down. So L5 goes to our legs and ankles or feet, helping us coordinate. Sometimes people, when they have problems here at this, feel shooting pain in the leg and the foot. Then down here at the sacrum, we're getting into the pelvis area, hip bones, the buttocks, and down by the coccyx, which is that tail bone, we have nerves that go to the rectum and to the anus. So these are all important things to consider when you're dealing with low back, not just going to the chiropractor because you have low back pain or some concern like that. Still, if that's happening, it's good for you to understand that low back pain could signal that some stress in your low back area could affect the nerve flow to some of these vital organs.
So that's when, when we educate our patients and we begin to get them to understand the value of chiropractic care and getting adjusted, why we have those conversations with our patients about, hey, eventually you should be getting checked at least once a month to keep your spine healthy because look at all of these things that are tied to that. Your spine has to function properly and be healthy for your nerve system to function properly, so it's very important to see your chiropractor consistently, to prevent unnecessary wear and tear in the spine, which will affect the function of these organs. I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with the Chiropractic Place.
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