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West Palm Beach Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the base for spine movement. Spinal stability safeguards the nervous system structures, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Chiropractic Care assesses spinal stability in all our West Palm Beach 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 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). Ligaments, bones, and discs in the spine supply 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 hurt or otherwise in peril – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is possible. (1) That is where your West Palm Beach chiropractor comes onto the scene with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan including exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care addresses spinal stability with some typical exercise recommendations and explores the use of newer exercise methods 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 positive effect on increasing co-contraction and spine stability as demonstrated 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 sufferers. (3) West Palm Beach back pain patients will value how something they do every day – performed with just a little more purpose - 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 tackling spinal stability issues. Chiropractic Care found 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 helped improve function, stability, pain, and balance. (4) Diaphragm training significantly decreased the severity of pain and also affected the thickness of active stabilizers - transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidus muscle - in the lumbar spine. (5) Strong, thick spinal stabilizers are helpful in managing West Palm Beach 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 realize back pain relief.

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

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