Spinal stability is the basis for spine
movement. Spinal stability safeguards the structures of the
nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve
roots. Most Chiropractic Clinic assesses spinal stability in all our Murfreesboro
back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability relies on strong, stable
musculature to do its job. New research is pointing to the role of the diaphragm
and breathing in supporting spinal stability.
All the various parts of the spine figure into spinal stability, even the smallest
spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Ligaments, bones,
and discs in the spine provide
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 feasible. (1) That is where your
Murfreesboro chiropractor comes into play with
chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan
BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY
Chiropractic care at Most Chiropractic Clinic addresses spinal stability
with some usual exercise recommendations
and explores the use of newer 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 increase spinal joint stability, it had a
positive effect on increasing co-contraction
and spine stability as demonstrated by significantly greater
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)
Murfreesboro back pain patients will value how something
they do every day – done with just a little more thought
- may help them with their back pain!
DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY
Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately coupled,
and both offer some hope in tackling spinal
stability issues. Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 reduced 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 Murfreesboro back pain.
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
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.
Set up your Murfreesboro
chiropractic appointment soon.
Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in helping
keep the spine stable, decreasing Murfreesboro back
pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement intact.