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New Roads Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the basis for spine movement. Spinal stability protects the nervous system structures, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. New Roads Chiropractic Center evaluates spinal stability in all our New Roads back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability relies 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 assorted parts of the spine figure into spinal stability, even the slightest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Bones, discs, and ligaments in the spine provide all types 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 injured or otherwise at risk – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That’s where your New Roads chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan including exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at New Roads Chiropractic Center addresses spinal stability with some typical exercise recommendations and explores the use of innovative exercise approaches like breathing that appear promising. Maximal abdominal contraction maneuver compared with maximal expiration exercise resulted in better increased spinal stability. As a breathing exercise to enhance 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 improved trunk stability and activities of daily living in chronic low back pain sufferers. (3) New Roads back pain patients will value how something they do every day – performed with just a little more purpose - may ease their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately intertwined, and both offer some hope in tackling spinal stability issues. New Roads Chiropractic Center came across some new studies on how diaphragm training manages spinal stability. In a study of rehabilitating 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 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 New Roads 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 find back pain relief.

Make your New Roads chiropractic appointment today. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in keeping the spine stable, easing New Roads back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement intact.

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