Spinal stability is the basis for spine
movement. Spinal stability protects the structures of the
nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve
roots. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. assesses spinal stability in all our Auburn
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 numerous 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 contribute to
all sorts 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 possible. (1) That is where your
Auburn chiropractor comes onto the scene with
chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan
BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY
Chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. addresses spinal stability
with some common exercise suggestions
and explores the use of innovative exercise approaches
like breathing that appear promising. Maximal
abdominal contraction maneuver compared with maximal expiration exercise showed
itself better at increasing spinal stability. As
a breathing exercise to increase spinal joint stability, it had a
beneficial 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 patients. (3)
Auburn back pain patients will appreciate 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 intertwined,
and both offer some hope in fixing spinal
stability issues. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. found 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 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 good
in tackling Auburn back pain.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn
chiropractic appointment now.
Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, easing Auburn back
pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement well