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How to Breathe Using your Diaphragm to help Relieve Low Back Pain

Diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing is the foundational movement to all other movements when it comes to the low back. It may seem silly to think that most people don’t breathe properly? But it’s true, as we get older we tend to forget how to breathe through our bellies and breathe using our chest muscles.

The Diaphragm has a crucial role of creating intra-abdominal pressure or pressure inside your abdomen, which is essential because it actually creates length and reduces the compressive forces of gravity on our spines. The diaphragm is commonly overlooked as a key component to low back pain and lumbar stability. Simply by breathing through your belly everyday you can exponentially increase the strength of your core and reducing the tension on your spine.

If you have any questions please post them in the comments or if you’d like to schedule your first appointment to begin your healing journey with Empower Chiropractic give us a call today!

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