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Burlington and Hamilton Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the base for spine movement. Spinal stability safeguards the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Spinal Care Clinic assesses spinal stability in all our Burlington and Hamilton 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 figure into spinal stability, even the smallest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Bones, discs, and ligaments in the spine supply all types of coupled motions of the spine and transfer proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which manages muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are damaged or otherwise in peril – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is possible. (1) That is where your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor comes onto the scene with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan including exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Spinal Care Clinic addresses spinal stability with some usual exercise recommendations and looks at 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 increase spinal joint stability, it had a beneficial 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 enhanced trunk stability and activities of daily living in chronic low back pain patients. (3) Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients will value how something they do every day – done 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. Spinal Care Clinic 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 beneficial in improving 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 good in managing Burlington and Hamilton 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 realize back pain relief.

Make your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment now. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, decreasing Burlington and Hamilton back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement well conditioned.

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