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Tonawanda Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the basis for spine movement. Spinal stability protects the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation assesses spinal stability in all our Tonawanda back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability depends on strong, stable musculature to do its job. New research is indicating that the role of the diaphragm and breathing is to support spinal stability.

SPINAL STABILITY

All the assorted parts of the spine play a part in spinal stability, even the slightest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Ligaments, bones, and discs in the spine supply all types of coupled motions of the spine and conduct proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which coordinates muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are injured or otherwise at risk – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That is where your Tonawanda chiropractor comes onto the scene with chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan including exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation addresses spinal stability with some usual exercise suggestions and explores the use of newer exercise approaches like breathing that appear promising. Maximal abdominal contraction maneuver compared with maximal expiration exercise showed itself better at increasing spinal stability. As a breathing exercise to enhance spinal joint stability, it had a positive effect on increasing co-contraction and spine stability as shown by significantly larger muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and rectus abdominis. (2) Forced breathing exercise therapy improved trunk stability and activities of daily living in chronic low back pain patients. (3) Tonawanda back pain patients will value how something they do every day – done with just a little more thought - may help them with their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately connected, and both hold some hope in fixing spinal stability issues. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation found some new studies on how diaphragm training manages spinal stability. In a study of the rehabilitation of athletes with nonspecific low back pain, adding diaphragm training (breathing) to electrical stimulation therapy was helped improve function, stability, pain, and balance. (4) Diaphragm training significantly decreased the severity of pain and also altered the thickness of active stabilizers - transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidus muscle - in the lumbar spine. (5) Strong, thick spinal stabilizers are helpful in tackling Tonawanda back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN, ICHC, FNLP, LE, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they share their combined treatment approach of breathing training and the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped a patient realize back pain relief.

Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment today. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, decreasing Tonawanda back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement well conditioned.

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation describes spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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