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Malverne 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. Malverne Health & Wellness evaluates spinal stability in all our Malverne back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability depends 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 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). Bones, discs, and ligaments in the spine provide all types of coupled motions of the spine and conduct proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which coordinates 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 Malverne chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan including exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Malverne Health & Wellness addresses spinal stability with some typical exercise suggestions and explores the use of innovative exercise methods 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 positive effect on improving co-contraction and spine stability as shown 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 sufferers. (3) Malverne back pain patients will appreciate how something they do every day – performed with just a bit more intention - 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. Malverne Health & Wellness came across 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 good in combatting Malverne 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 find back pain relief.

Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment now. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, reducing Malverne back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement well conditioned.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness explains spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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