Lynchburg Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the base for spine movement. Spinal stability safeguards the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Palmer Chiropractic Center evaluates spinal stability in all our Lynchburg back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability relies 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 numerous parts of the spine contribute to spinal stability, even the smallest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Ligaments, bones, and discs in the spine provide all sorts of coupled motions of the spine and transfer proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which aligns muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are damaged or otherwise at risk – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That’s where your Lynchburg chiropractor comes onto the scene with chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan incorporating exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Palmer Chiropractic Center addresses spinal stability with some typical exercise recommendations and looks at the use of newer exercise approaches like breathing that are showing some promise. 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 improving co-contraction and spine stability as shown by significantly greater 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) Lynchburg back pain patients will value how something they do every day – done with just a little more intention - 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center found some new studies on how diaphragm training addresses spinal stability. In a study of the rehabilitation of athletes with nonspecific low back pain, inserting diaphragm training (breathing) to electrical stimulation therapy was beneficial in improving function, stability, pain, and balance. (4) Diaphragm training significantly reduced 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 managing Lynchburg 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 describe their combined treatment approach of breathing training and the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped a patient find back pain relief.

Make your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment soon. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in keeping the spine stable, decreasing Lynchburg back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement intact.

 
Palmer Chiropractic Center describes spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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