Chiropractors In Franklin | The Musculoskeletal System

The Musculoskeletal system but not really understand what that term means and chiropractors in Franklin are helping to define that term and in general terms though it’s defined as relating to muscles and the skeleton. And you know chiropractors and Franklin are seeing that musculoskeletal system as entailing of several different things such as the muscles the bones the joints which is basically the place where two bones or more intersect the Bursa is basically a fluid filled sac between the muscles and the bones that forms and areas of friction. So like your shoulder or your hip just different places that may commonly have some friction. Those ball and socket joints ligaments or fibers bands of tissue that are connecting bones together tendons they’re fibrous bands of tissue that connect muscle and bones. Chiropractor’s in Franklin and health first chiropractic know that the human body contains about 650 individual muscles. Wow. That’s a lot. And are attached to the skeletons that provide the pulling power for humans to have the ability to move. So the muscles are the specialized tissues that facilitate body movement and they make up about 40 percent of our body weight. Wow. That’s astonishing. And there are three types of muscles that are smooth skeletal and cardiac which basically means your heart. Each of these different tissues. They do have the ability to contract which then are going to allow the body to be able to move and have some tissue friction.


There’s two kinds of skeletal and smooth muscle and they’re both a part of the musculoskeletal system. Now when we speak in general terms as chiropractors and Franklin we know that smooth muscle helps control bodily functions that are not under a person’s control of their unregulated so smooth muscle it’s going to surround many arteries and it contracts to adjust to blood flow. It surrounds the intestines that help you go to the bath and they actually contract to move food along the digestive track known as peristalsis smooth muscle. It is controlled by the brain but it’s not voluntarily you know done the triggers for contract and relaxing smooth muscles are controlled by the body’s needs. So smooth muscles are considered as involuntary muscles because they operate without the person’s awareness. It’s happening. You know why you’re not doing anything or you’re not exercising. Now skeletal muscles are the one a lot of people are familiar with they’re considered voluntary muscles because they’re going to operate with a person’s awareness. And when they’re moving you know skeletal muscles they demand a very high amount of oxygen and nutrients to sustain themselves and they’ll spasm or atrophy and the absence of movement. So it’s very important especially we see that chiropractors in Franklin Healthworks chiropractic want to keep the body moving and without atrophying you know use it or lose it. That saying has never been true for most skeletal muscle because if you’re not using it and not using a consistent basis it’s going to atrophy and you’re going to lose coordination. In the absence of having that muscle awareness and recruitment patterns.
So the size and the strength of skeletal muscles like we said they’re maintained or increased by regular exercise and skeletal muscle. It’s what most people think of as muscle and the type that can be contracted to move various parts of the body skeletal muscles or bundles of contractile fibers that are organized and regular patterns. So you can see under a microscope they appear as stripes which are known as striatum fibers or striated muscles comes from striped skeletal muscles. They vary in speed with their contract towel rates. You know from slow twitch to fast twitch skeletal muscles are responsible for posture and holding the body up during movement or attached to bones and arranged in opposing groups around joints for example muscles that been elbow like the biceps are then you know counteracted by the triceps the Countering movement helps keep that muscle balanced and in place and the balance makes it smooth which helps prevent damage to the musculoskeletal system. You know there’s a lot of different muscles throughout the body. You know some of the some of the more common ones the hamstring group the gluteus maximus biceps Morris Citizeness semi membrane yes gastric Nijni the Achilles tendon the triceps trapezius occipital sternum Klumb asteroids rotator cuff Mauss such as the enforcer is Terry’s minor substantial Arius the pectorals the

or the abdomen. Rectus for more muscles biceps there’s a lot of these different muscles to master the muscles of the jaw.
Cardiac muscle it’s going to form it forms the heart and it’s not a part of the must go skeletal system and unlike you know that musculoskeletal system you know it’s going to have very high tensile strength to it that the skeletal muscles have and you know like skeletal muscle cardiac muscle has a regular pattern of fibres and it’s also going to appear a Streiff senator a microscope but similar to smooth muscle cardiac muscle contraction relaxes rhythmically without a person being aware of it so muscles of the extremities join the arm and legs to create the body and regulate the movement of all parts of the extremities and they’re basically going to assist in you know learning the processes of the body and they divide them up into groups and segments so the muscles of the neck and back the sub occipital muscles a lot of the time people get tension in these and chiropractors and frankly a Healthworks chiropractic help alleviate some of this tension in these sub occipital muscles. They’re basically located at the base of the skull and they control the movement of the head especially in the extension of the neck tension in these muscles as a cause of migraines and headaches chronic chronic problems that come from the occipital muscles that we see at chiropractor’s and Franklin or Healthworks chiropractic though that isMr. Arsi muscles they’re large they’re actually some of the largest muscles of the back and they’re large they’re fan shaped. They’re able to provide a force in a wide range of the body. Leaning back vertical side to side and all points in between they are attached to the upper end of a humorist with fibers running a fan shape along the vertebral column to the pelvic girdle. The function of the leftist Miss Dorsey is to pull the arm down and towards the pelvis.
You may hear like a pull down exercise that’s a common exercise for the LATISM historicity muscle because you’re doing that exact muscle action you’re pulling the arm down and towards the pelvis. The LATISM Dorsey It also helps to stabilize the torso during mini movements and many functions of the day. The trapezius muscle of this is attention muscle and it’s a long trapezoid shaped muscle that runs down the upper section of the spinal column and it originates at the base of the skull and attaches to the shoulder and down into in the middle of the lower back. There’s different fibres and different sections of the trapezius muscle and the angles of the trapezius muscle. They provide about three different directions up down in towards the centre or the midline of the body. The functions of the trapezius muscle include scapular elevation or shrugging their shoulders up scapular abduction drawing the shoulders down and back together. Scapular depression that big bony area your scapula it’s going to be pulled. The shoulder blades down. It also helps the neck with a bit of rotation. Common muscles that can become tight and inhibit different functions are the pectoral muscles or the pecks the chest muscles they’re located in the front of the rib and they attach to the humerus near the shoulder joint and they originate on the breastbone in the centre of the chest the fibres of the pectoral muscles they run like a fan across the chest and the fan like structures allows the humerus to move in a variety of different planes of motion and the fan like structure it allows the humerus to have a variety of different planes throughout the body and the pectoral minor muscle is located underneath the pectoral major muscle. To learn more about these dysfunctions give us a call 615-791-9917