Paramus Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the base for spine movement. Spinal stability protects the nervous system structures, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center assesses spinal stability in all our Paramus back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability depends on strong, stable musculature to do its job. New research is indicating that the role of the diaphragm and breathing is to support spinal stability.

SPINAL STABILITY

All the various parts of the spine contribute to spinal stability, even the slightest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Ligaments, bones, and discs in the spine supply all types of coupled motions of the spine and transfer proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which aligns muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are damaged or otherwise at risk – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That is where your Paramus chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan incorporating exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center addresses spinal stability with some typical exercise recommendations and explores the use of innovative exercise approaches 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 enhance spinal joint stability, it had a beneficial 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) Paramus back pain patients will appreciate how something they do every day – done with just a little more intention - may help them with their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately connected, and both offer some hope in tackling spinal stability issues. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center found 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 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 helpful in tackling Paramus 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.

Set up your Paramus chiropractic appointment soon. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, decreasing Paramus back pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement intact.

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center describes spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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