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Anatomic connections of the diaphragm influence of respiration on the body system

Authors Bordoni B, Zanier E

Received 20 March 2013

Accepted for publication 3 May 2013

Published 25 July 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 281—291

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S45443

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Bruno Bordoni,1 Emiliano Zanier2

1Rehabilitation Cardiology Institute of Hospitalization and Care with Scientific Address, S Maria Nascente Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, 2EdiAcademy, Milano, Italy

Abstract: The article explains the scientific reasons for the diaphragm muscle being an important crossroads for information involving the entire body. The diaphragm muscle extends from the trigeminal system to the pelvic floor, passing from the thoracic diaphragm to the floor of the mouth. Like many structures in the human body, the diaphragm muscle has more than one function, and has links throughout the body, and provides the network necessary for breathing. To assess and treat this muscle effectively, it is necessary to be aware of its anatomic, fascial, and neurologic complexity in the control of breathing. The patient is never a symptom localized, but a system that adapts to a corporeal dysfunction.

Keywords: diaphragm, fascia, phrenic nerve, vagus nerve, pelvis

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