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.
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 types 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
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 ease 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, adding
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.