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West Palm Beach Low Back Pain May Be Relieved with Care of the Diaphragm

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the connection? Interesting! Researching clinicians have been reporting how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its capacity to affect and relieve non-specific back pain. Chiropractic Care includes this knowledge into its West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan for relief of West Palm Beach non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been annoying for more than 3 months and doesn’t seem to have a specific cause. Usual care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not usually needed though imaging, opioids and surgery are often overused. (1) Visceral fascial limitations, restrictions of the deep fibrous connective tissues surrounding muscles, bones, nerves, arteries and veins), may cause pain in the lumbar spine. Treating patients who experience non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Chiropractic Care sees West Palm Beach low back pain patients with this type of condition. Such pain is many times annoying for patients, and Chiropractic Care can often help.


An effective method chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and writes cases and explanations of its success in reducing non-specific low back pain is treating the diaphragm, that dome-shaped muscular structure that separates the thoracic (chest) and abdominal sections of the body. The diaphragm starts along the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and attaches to the lower ribs. (3) It moves when we breathe. Stretching the diaphragm significantly enhances cervical spine extension, right and left cervical spine flexion, flexibility of the posterior chain (the muscles of the back part of the body) and ribcage movement at the xiphoid level (the bottom tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) By means of manipulation and treating the diaphragm created significant reduction in pain and disability for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. (5) Treating the thoracic spine (mid-back) with mobilization in combination with 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 very welcomed by sufferers with West Palm Beach non-specific low back pain.

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Chiropractic Care knows the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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