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Manahawkin Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

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.

SPINAL STABILITY

All the assorted parts of the spine play a part in 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 incorporating exercise.

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.

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