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New Roads Low Back Pain May Be Relieved with Care of the Diaphragm

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the connection? Interesting! Researchers have been reporting how manipulation affects the diaphragm and its ability to influence and relieve non-specific back pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center includes this information into its New Roads chiropractic treatment plan to reduce New Roads non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been bothersome for more than three months and doesn’t appear to have a specific cause. Usual care is education and reassurance, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not typically required yet imaging, opioids and surgery are often overused. (1) Visceral fascial limitations, restrictions of the deep fibrous connective tissues enclosing muscles, bones, nerves, arteries and veins), may cause pain in the lumbar spine. Caring for patients who have non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center welcomes New Roads low back pain patients like this. This type of pain is often annoying for patients, and New Roads Chiropractic Center can frequently help.


An effective approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and writes cases and explanations of its success in relieving non-specific low back pain is treating the diaphragm, that dome-shaped muscular structure that separates the thoracic (chest) and abdominal areas of the body. The diaphragm originates along the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and connects to the lower ribs. (3) It moves when we breathe. Stretching the diaphragm notably improves cervical spine extension, right and left cervical spine flexion, flexibility of the posterior chain (the muscles of the backside of the body) and ribcage excursion at the xiphoid level (the bottom tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Using manipulation and treating the diaphragm produced significant improvement in pain and disability for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. (5) Treating the thoracic spine (mid-back) with mobilization accompanied by treatment of the low back specifically plus breathing exercises for non-specific chronic low back pain improves respiration and reduces disability for these patients. (6) Such improvements are most appreciated by sufferers with New Roads non-specific low back pain.

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