Spinal stability is the basis for spine
movement. Spinal stability safeguards the nervous system structures, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve
roots. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center assesses spinal stability in all our Manahawkin
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.
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). 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 manages
muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are hurt
or otherwise at risk – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability
is possible. (1) That’s where your
Manahawkin chiropractor comes onto the scene with
chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan
BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY
Chiropractic care at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center addresses spinal stability
with some usual exercise recommendations
and looks at the use of newer exercise methods
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 increase spinal joint stability, it had a
positive effect on improving co-contraction
and spine stability as demonstrated by significantly larger
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 patients. (3)
Manahawkin back pain patients will appreciate how something
they do every day – performed with just a bit more thought
- may help them with their back pain!
DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY
Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately coupled,
and both hold some hope in fixing spinal
stability issues. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center came across some new studies on
how diaphragm training manages 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 reduced 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 Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin
chiropractic appointment now.
Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in keeping the spine stable, easing Manahawkin back
pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement intact.