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Back Health Day

Back Health Day

Published 15 March 2021 | General Studies

Everyone knows it, everyone hates it: back pain is annoying and widespread. 85 percent of people in this country have back pain at least once in their lives. Mostly it is in the loin, but neck pain in the upper back is also widespread. The German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU) is therefore calling for more sport and exercise for the back on today's Back Health Day.

There are various causes of back pain: Too little workout, too much sitting are among the most common reasons for back pain. In order for the spine to be stably supported, it needs strong muscles. Most of the time, however, the back is extremely muscularly tense and produces chronic pain. Regular exercise is an important key to strengthening the back muscles. So far, so clear. Sports therapy - an offer also at the Chirohouse - works against chronic muscle tension and strengthens all structures.

But there is another focus at Chirohouse that effectively relieves back pain: Breath work with the diaphragm. Because studies show that there is a connection between breathing and the development of back pain. The primary functions of the diaphragm between the thorax and abdomen include acting as the main breathing muscle and contributing to postural stability and spinal control. The diaphragm has extensive and complex fascial connections to the surrounding organs, muscles and skeleton. Studies have shown that the use of manual diaphragm techniques and breathing exercise training help to improve function in patients with low back pain. The therapists at Chirohouse therefore understand breath work and professional activation of the diaphragm as an effective way to reduce chronic pain.

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