Easley Low Back Pain May Be Relieved with Care of the Diaphragm

July 17, 2018

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the relationship? Curious! Researchers have been describing how manipulation affects the diaphragm and its ability to affect and improve non-specific back pain. Young Chiropractic includes this information into its Easley chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Easley 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 appear to have a specific cause. Typical care is education and encouragement, analgesic medications, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not typically required however imaging, opioids and surgery continued to be overused. (1) Visceral fascial limitations, restrictions of the deep fibrous connective tissues surrounding muscles, bones, nerves, arteries and veins), may produce pain in the lumbar spine. Caring for patients who have non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Young Chiropractic welcomes Easley low back pain patients like this. This type of pain is many times annoying for patients, and Young Chiropractic can often help.


An interesting method chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy utilizes and shares cases and explanations of its success in reducing non-specific low back pain is taking care of the diaphragm, that dome-shaped muscular structure that separates the thoracic (chest) and abdominal sections of the body. The diaphragm originates along the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and attaches 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 back part of the body) and ribcage movement at the xiphoid level (the bottom tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Via manipulation and treating the diaphragm produced 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 lessens disability for these patients. (6) Improvements like this are very welcomed by sufferers with Easley non-specific low back pain.

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Young Chiropractic recognizes the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.