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Day: October 16, 2012

The Importance of the Diaphragm in Fixing Low Back Pain – Don’t Blow it Off.

A few months ago we introduced a tool to help strengthen the diaphragm. A strong diaphragm, primarily a breathing muscle, improves exercise performance. A recent study in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy now contends that a weak diaphragm is correlated with chronic lower back pain. In addition to weakness, there is reduced movement of the diaphragm in subjects with lower back pain.

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