Sandy Springs Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the base for spine movement. Spinal stability protects the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Cross Chiropractic Center assesses spinal stability in all our Sandy Springs 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 numerous parts of the spine figure into spinal stability, even the slightest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Ligaments, bones, and discs in the spine provide all types of coupled motions of the spine and conduct proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which aligns 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor comes onto the scene with chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan incorporating exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Cross Chiropractic Center addresses spinal stability with some common exercise recommendations and explores the use of newer exercise approaches like breathing that are showing some promise. 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 enhanced trunk stability and activities of daily living in chronic low back pain patients. (3) Sandy Springs 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 intertwined, and both offer some hope in fixing spinal stability issues. Cross Chiropractic Center came across some new studies on how diaphragm training addresses spinal stability. In a study of rehabilitating athletes with nonspecific low back pain, adding diaphragm training (breathing) to electrical stimulation therapy was helped improve 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 Sandy Springs 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.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, decreasing Sandy Springs back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement well conditioned.

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