There are many factors associated with pain that persists, or chronic pain. It is often accompanied by feelings of fear, anxiety and frustration especially as there is often no easy answer as to why it hasn't gone away. We may move and hold ourselves in ways which may initially help ease the pain but then can put strain elsewhere and actually make it worse. The way we breathe plays a big part in this.
Faulty breathing habits can quite literally be a pain in the neck, or back, or shoulders, or jaw or anywhere else for that matter. Over-breathing alters our body chemistry, in other words the chemical ‘soup’ all our systems need to work well. It causes muscle tension, cramping, fatigue and over-use often accompanied by poor postures that add to the problem.
What Physio2Breathe can offer you
- How the way you breathe can cause muscle tension and pain
- How to restore natural gentle breathing using correct muscles and movements
- Advice on posture and movement to help strengthen the muscles and support joints
- How to relax the body for repair, rest and recovery to take place
- How to exercise and regain fitness
Capnography Testing - With a simple test we can look at whether your breathing is in balance. Over breathing can lower levels of carbon dioxide in our blood. This can contribute to our experience of pain by causing tight muscles and muscle spasms. It also affects the oxygen supply to every cell in our body.