The back is one of the most complicated areas of the human body. The spinal column itself is incredibly complicated with different neural pathways, bony structures, etc. A basic understanding of how the back works is necessary to understand how to relieve and treat your pain. Jacksonville chiropractic centers such as Schilsky Chiropractic are specialists in non-invasive back pain treatments.

To begin, you should know that the back includes the posterior aspect of your body from the base of the skull to the glutes. Your back also includes the posterior musculature of your shoulders. The back is made up of the bony anatomy, ligaments, tendons, nerves, nerve roots, and musculature.

The spine is an incredibly complicated and intricate structure of small bones. The spine allows the human race to stand up straight and make complex movements. Our spinal column protects our spinal cord and the nerve roots from injury. The way that our spine is made up allows for flexion, extension, and rotational movements. Typically the spine is broken up into 5 different sections. The cervical spine encompasses C1-C7 vertebrae. The thoracic spine begins right around the shoulder blades and emcompasses T1-T12. The lumbar spine begins above the hips at L1-L5. The sacrum begins right after the L5 vertebra and is made up of fused bone. The tailbone, or coccyx begins where the sacrum ends and is also made up of fused bones.

Back pain can involve almost any structure of the back. If you or a loved one is suffering from acute or chronic back pain it may be time to seek out help. Jacksonville chiropractic centers such as Schilsky Chiropractic can help treat and relieve your back pain. Give us a call today!