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Old 12-19-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
Peter Evans
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Re: Muscle tension affecting Breathing...

Originally Posted by Frank E Morel View Post
always thought the muscles inbetween your ribs responsible for breathing. Back muscles are for staying erect and for shoulder function.

According to the trigger point therapist, muscles in the back can have an effect on the diagphram (sp)....

I wish I had a better understanding - all I know is that I can't breathe as deeply as I should, as opposed to expanding my ribcage which is different.

If that makes sense? ;-)
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