In today’s muscle of the day we are continuing our series on low back pain and dysfunction, especially the structures that are involved in poor movement and injuries to the disc.
Up today we have the supraspinous ligament. This ligament sits on top of the spinous processes in the spine and is very important in the mechanics and movement of the lumbar spine.
This ligament becomes a problem when we have to spend a lot of time sitting in bad positions, which is the majority of anyone in a modern society.
When this happens it puts the ligament in a constant stretch and deprives it of oxygen and blood, leading to adhesion forming in the ligament.
Adhesion is like glue, it causes the ligament to become less flexible and weaker. The job of the ligament is to control movement of the bones and when it can’t it can alter the motion of the spine.
Altered motion is really bad, its similar to running your car with a bad alignment. The bad alignment can wear out your tires quicker and that is the same thing that happens to the disc when you have adhesion in the ligament.
The good news is that adhesion is completely reversible with expert treatment provided by a doctor certified in the #IntegrativeDiagnosis System.
Doctors trained in this system are movement specialists and experts in identifying problems that alter mechanics and movement in structures.
With their expert diagnosis and training they are able to get rid of adhesion, which will restore range of motion and take the pressure off the disc.
The basic take home is that don't ignore pain, when it comes and last for more than a few weeks get it figured out! Its a lot easier to treat it when its early instead of waiting until it blows up and hoping for a miracle.