Severna Park Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the foundation for spine movement. Spinal stability protects the nervous system structures, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Back And Neck Care Center evaluates spinal stability in all our Severna Park back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability relies on strong, stable musculature to perform its job. New research is pointing to the role of the diaphragm and breathing in supporting 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 contribute to all types of coupled motions of the spine and transfer proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which manages muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are hurt or otherwise in peril – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is possible. (1) That’s where your Severna Park chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan incorporating exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Back And Neck Care Center addresses spinal stability with some usual exercise recommendations and explores the use of newer exercise methods like breathing that appear promising. Maximal abdominal contraction maneuver compared with maximal expiration exercise proved itself better at increasing spinal stability. As a breathing exercise to increase spinal joint stability, it had a positive effect on improving co-contraction and spine stability as demonstrated 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) Severna Park back pain patients will appreciate how something they do every day – performed with just a bit more intention - may ease their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately intertwined, and both hold some hope in addressing spinal stability issues. Back And Neck Care Center came across some new studies on how diaphragm training addresses spinal stability. In a study of rehabilitating 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 decreased the severity of pain and also influenced the thickness of active stabilizers - transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidus muscle - in the lumbar spine. (5) Strong, thick spinal stabilizers are good in combatting Severna Park 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.

Set up your Severna Park chiropractic appointment soon. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in helping keep the spine stable, easing Severna Park back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement well conditioned.

 
Back And Neck Care Center explains spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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