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Largo Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the basis for spine movement. Spinal stability protects the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Hollstrom & Associates Inc evaluates spinal stability in all our Largo back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability depends 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 numerous 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 sorts of coupled motions of the spine and transmit proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which coordinates muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are hurt or otherwise in peril – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is possible. (1) That is where your Largo chiropractor comes onto the scene with chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan incorporating exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Hollstrom & Associates Inc addresses spinal stability with some typical exercise recommendations and looks at the use of innovative 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 enhance spinal joint stability, it had a positive effect on increasing 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 sufferers. (3) Largo back pain patients will value how something they do every day – performed 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 connected, and both offer some hope in tackling spinal stability issues. Hollstrom & Associates Inc came across some new studies on how diaphragm training manages spinal stability. In a study of rehabilitating 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 altered the thickness of active stabilizers - transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidus muscle - in the lumbar spine. (5) Strong, thick spinal stabilizers are good in tackling Largo 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.

Set up your Largo chiropractic appointment now. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in helping keep the spine stable, reducing Largo back pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement well conditioned.

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc explains spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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