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Montreal Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the base for spine movement. Spinal stability protects the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic assesses spinal stability in all our Montreal 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.

SPINAL STABILITY

All the assorted 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 contribute to all sorts of coupled motions of the spine and conduct proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which coordinates muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are injured or otherwise in peril – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That’s where your Montreal chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan incorporating exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic addresses spinal stability with some usual exercise recommendations and looks at the use of newer exercise approaches like breathing that appear promising. Maximal abdominal contraction maneuver compared with maximal expiration exercise proved itself better at increasing spinal stability. As a breathing exercise to enhance spinal joint stability, it had a beneficial effect on increasing 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 patients. (3) Montreal back pain patients will value how something they do every day – performed with just a bit 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 fixing spinal stability issues. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic came across some new studies on how diaphragm training addresses 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 influenced the thickness of active stabilizers - transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidus muscle - in the lumbar spine. (5) Strong, thick spinal stabilizers are good in combatting Montreal 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.

Schedule your Montreal chiropractic appointment now. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way in helping keep the spine stable, decreasing Montreal back pain, and keeping the foundation of spinal movement intact.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic describes spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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