Back pain (also known "dorsalgia") is pain felt in the back that may originate from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.
The pain may have a sudden onset or it can be a chronic pain, it can be felt constantly or intermittently, stay in one place or refer or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may be felt in the neck (and might radiate into the arm and hand), in the upper back, or in the low back, (and might radiate into the leg or foot), and may include symptoms other than pain, such as weakness, numbness or tingling.
Back pain is one of humanity's most frequent complaints. In the U.S., acute low back pain (also called lumbago) is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Chronic Back Pain - How Deep Breathing Can Reduce Chronic Pain In Your Back and Neck

The first thing most of us, as soon as we were born, was the deep, full gasps of air in our lungs. Instinctively, we knew we had to breathe deeply, in our new, air-filled world.

We not have chronic pain, but we were constantly moving. We wand, turned cried ... We in every possible way. As infants, we jumped, ran, climbed. Sometimes we have wept. We were deeply breathers. We use our lungs fully.

But as we grew older, for many different reasons, we stopped our constant movement.

When we no longer breathe so deeply and fully, a few things happened.


  • body no longer got all we needed oxygen.
  • The muscles around the chest, back, abdomen and lungs were shorter and shorter.
  • Our neck muscles tightened, as they were not used, how they should be used.

How deep breathing, and why?

  • There will be more oxygen in our bodies.
  • It helps us get muscles flexible as we used to have.
  • It helps with our attitude.

Oxygen helps us more vigilant and has many health benefits. The more oxygen, however, we have through our body, the better we feel.

Breathing fully and deeply relaxes the muscles and releases from our neck and body. Breathing this way moves and stretches the muscles in all directions which they in.

When to move our muscles are longer and more flexible from deep breathing, we can just stand and sit. We have a better posture. Better attitude allows us to have fewer chronic pain. (A large number of people the pain we have is caused by poor posture. Collapse if we forward, it makes a lot of stress on our poor back muscles and causes back pain).

Here is an example of how deep full breathing can improve your posture and reduce your back and neck pain.

I know of a man who is very forward rounded posture. This occurred for a few different reasons, but too much time with his head sitting "pushed forward was one of the reasons. He did this to "relax" his back, but with your head forward actually caused more back pain for him. Some people understand how bad attitude causes of neck and back pain when they hear that explanation. Some people with chronic back pain "get it", the causes of this attitude overwhelmed back muscles, which then complain. (Overstretched muscles tend to complain of pain.)

I saw this same man as he slept deeply under medical sedation. He was flat on his back, except for a medium-sized pillow under his head. This position was much more than his usual neutral rolled forward position, fat with two pillows under his head and shoulders.

I do not know anything about sedation and how it affects those who are breathing, but that was unbelievable. His chest was rising and falling, his diaphragm was really good work (the diaphragm halved your body and breathing is a primary muscle), and he was the big, full, deep breaths.

As I watched this intense movement chest, I thought, "Look With all that movement, the muscles around his neck and back, spine and ribs ... they are always full range of movement. afterwards That has to help!"

And it help .

It a large difference in his attitude for the next few days after he awoke from the sedatives. (Sometimes there is more power to individuals to work more bad than good. Sadly, that was the case with this man).

You can benefit from deep, full breath, too. Do this in bed, for security. You can practice several times a day for a few minutes, or just a few times a day for a few minutes. Do what helps you most.

  • Be aware that your body moves with each breath.
  • Let your long neck. Let the crown on our heads away from your body.
  • Leave your chin toward your chest slightly forefront with each inhalation.
  • Let your ribs to move upward, backward, at the sides. Ribs and the muscles around them are in a position to be in many directions.

Breathing deep is a fundamental capability that we learned as children. We can re-learn how to deep breaths, long and full. The breathing practice will help reduce your chronic neck and back pain.

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