In patients that have back, neck pain, or headaches, I often find that they are breathing in a way that provokes their pain.
Many times they have forgotten how to exhale. This then elevates the front of the rib cage and “squishes” the low back.
This can also push the head forward into a forward head posture.
Do you think this might affect you? Read this blog post that I wrote a few months ago for another blog. It will take you through some experiments that can help you learn how to breathe better!