Minster Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the basis for spine movement. Spinal stability safeguards the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Minster Chiropractic Center assesses spinal stability in all our Minster 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 assorted parts of the spine play a role in spinal stability, even the smallest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Bones, discs, and ligaments in the spine provide all sorts of coupled motions of the spine and conduct proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which manages muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are injured or otherwise in peril – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is possible. (1) That is where your Minster chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan incorporating exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Minster Chiropractic Center addresses spinal stability with some usual exercise suggestions and looks at 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 improving co-contraction and spine stability as shown by significantly larger 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) Minster back pain patients will value how something they do every day – done with just a bit more purpose - may ease their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately connected, and both hold some hope in addressing spinal stability issues. Minster Chiropractic Center came across 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 influenced the thickness of active stabilizers - transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidus muscle - in the lumbar spine. (5) Strong, thick spinal stabilizers are good in managing Minster 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.

Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment now. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, easing Minster back pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement intact.

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