Hiatal Hernia Treatments

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Buy Hiatal Hernia WorksheetA hiatal hernia is when part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm muscle. Hiatal hernias may not have symptoms, but they can also cause heartburn & abdominal discomfort. These hiatal hernia treatments may help.

Starting with diaphragmatic breathing can really help pull the hernia back down as well as relax the abdominal area. This can be done in sitting or lying down.

Next are bridges with a hold and a cat/cow or cat/dog. Strengthening is a great way to help prevent the hernia from happening.

Seated, a QL stretch and an upper thoracic sidebend will help lengthen and open up the upper chest area.

Finally, a standing sidebend and deep breathing with arm movements not only help relax the muscles, but they also help lengthen the area to help pull the hernia back down.

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