Plainville 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. Layden Chiropractic assesses spinal stability in all our Plainville back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability depends on strong, stable musculature to perform 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 supply all sorts of coupled motions of the spine and transmit proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which aligns muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are hurt or otherwise at risk – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That’s where your Plainville chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan including exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Layden Chiropractic addresses spinal stability with some typical exercise suggestions and explores the use of innovative exercise approaches like breathing that are showing some promise. 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 beneficial effect on increasing co-contraction and spine stability as shown by significantly greater muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and rectus abdominis. (2) Forced breathing exercise therapy enhanced trunk stability and activities of daily living in chronic low back pain patients. (3) Plainville back pain patients will appreciate how something they do every day – done with just a bit more intention - may help them with their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately connected, and both offer some hope in fixing spinal stability issues. Layden Chiropractic found some new studies on how diaphragm training manages 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 tackling Plainville 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 Plainville chiropractic appointment now. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in helping keep the spine stable, decreasing Plainville back pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement intact.

 
Layden Chiropractic explains spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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