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Back Health Day

Back Health Day

Published 15 March 2021 | General Studies

Everyone knows them, everyone hates them:

Back pain is bothersome and widespread. 85 percent of people in this country experience back pain at least once in their lives. Mostly it pulls in the loin, but also neck pain in the upper back is widespread. The German society for orthopedics and accident surgery (DGOU) calls therefore on today's day of the back health to more sport and movement for the back.

There are various causes of back pain: Too little workout, too much sitting are among the most common reasons when nothing works in the back. In order to provide stable support for the spine, it needs strong muscles. In most cases, 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 Chirohouse - works against chronic muscle tension and strengthens all structures.

But there is another focus at Chirohouse that effectively relieves back pain: Breathwork with the diaphragm. This is 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 serving as the main breathing muscle and contributing to postural stability and spinal control. The diaphragm has extensive and complex fascial connections to surrounding organs, muscles, and the skeleton. Studies have shown that the use of manual diaphragm techniques and breathing exercise training help 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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