Spinal stability is the basis for spine
movement. Spinal stability safeguards the structures of the
nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve
roots. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center evaluates spinal stability in all our Pensacola
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.
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). 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 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 feasible. (1) That is where your
Pensacola chiropractor comes onto the scene with
chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan
BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY
Chiropractic care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center addresses spinal stability
with some typical exercise recommendations
and explores 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
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)
Pensacola back pain patients will appreciate 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 intertwined,
and both offer some hope in addressing spinal
stability issues. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 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 combatting Pensacola back pain.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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 Pensacola
chiropractic appointment soon.
Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in helping
keep the spine stable, reducing Pensacola back
pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement intact.