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Ashburn 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn evaluates spinal stability in all our Ashburn 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 various 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 supply all sorts of coupled motions of the spine and transmit proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which aligns muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are injured or otherwise at risk – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That’s where your Ashburn chiropractor comes onto the scene with chiropractic spinal manipulation and an effective treatment plan including exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn addresses spinal stability with some common exercise recommendations and explores the use of innovative exercise methods like breathing that are showing some promise. Maximal abdominal contraction maneuver compared with maximal expiration exercise showed 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 demonstrated by significantly greater 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 sufferers. (3) Ashburn back pain patients will appreciate how something they do every day – done with just a bit more intention - may help them with their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately coupled, and both hold some hope in addressing spinal stability issues. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn came across 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 helped improve function, stability, pain, and balance. (4) Diaphragm training significantly decreased 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 tackling Ashburn 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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment soon. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards keeping the spine stable, reducing Ashburn back pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement well conditioned.

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn explains spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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