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

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. Mandeville Chiropractic incorporates this information into its Mandeville chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Mandeville non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been annoying for more than 3 months and does not seem to have an exact cause. Typical care is education and encouragement, analgesic medications, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly required however 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 produce pain in the lumbar spine. Treating patients with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Mandeville Chiropractic welcomes Mandeville low back pain patients like this. This type of pain is often frustrating for patients, and Mandeville Chiropractic can often help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and shares cases and explanations of its success in relieving non-specific low back pain is treating the diaphragm, that dome-shaped muscular structure that divides the thoracic (chest) and abdominal sections of the body. The diaphragm starts 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 back part of the body) and ribcage movement 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 in combination with treatment of the low back specifically and 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 Mandeville non-specific low back pain.

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