Breathing and Back Pain

I recently attended a workshop on a method of rehabilitation called “Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization” (DNS). We focused on building better movement patterns and stability by going back to the patterns you had as an infant.

Rolling over, crawling, even breathing properly are all patterns which are hardwired into your brain and nervous system. Throughout our lives, those patterns can break down causing weakness and predisposing us to injuries. Spending too much time working behind a desk, walking in poor shoes or spending long hours on your feet are all things which can cause changes to normal motion.

Breathing properly sounds so simple, but when I checked my practice members, I found about 90 percent of my patients failed to use their diaphragm to inhale and needed to be retrained. Breathing properly not only allows us to take in more air but when we use our diaphragm properly it also contributes to stability of the spine.

Herniated discs and spinal misalignments can also cause these changes. Spinal Decompression and chiropractic adjustments are essential to restoring normal motion and preventing future injuries. Combining decompression and adjustments with this new approach to restoring normal patterns of movement opened up a whole new way of helping my patients.

If you want to know more about how your breathing can cause spinal pain, give us a call at The Back Care Center of Dumont, NJ and let us know. We would love to chat with you.

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