Breathing is so easy how can we do it wrong. Well, you can, and it can lead to neck pain. I have found that most patients who have neck pain have some form of breathing function. Most show 90% of my neck pain patients breathing exercise to help them breath better.
Here’s the finding from a study; Patients with chronic neck pain have reduced respiratory muscle strength and pulmonary function compared with asymptomatic individuals, and this difference could be clinically meaningful.
- IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION
- Respiratory dysfunction has been observed in patients with chronic neck pain.
- Patients with chronic neck pain present a decrease in respiratory muscle strength and pulmonary function compared with asymptomatic individuals.
- Respiratory pattern disorders should be considered in the clinical context of chronic neck pain.
- Interventions focused on respiratory muscle training could be helpful for this population
López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I, Del Corral T, Salvador-Sánchez R, Angulo-Díaz-Parreño S, López-Marcos JJ, Plaza-Manzano G. Respiratory dysfunction in patients with chronic neck pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2022 Jul 6:1-2.