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Baton Rouge Low Back Pain May Be Relieved with Care of the Diaphragm

July 17, 2018

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the link? Interesting! Researchers have been describing how manipulation affects the diaphragm and its ability to have some bearing on and improve non-specific back pain. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers integrates this information into its Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan to reduce Baton Rouge non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been annoying for more than three months and does not seem to have a specific cause. Typical care is education and reassurance, analgesic medications, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not typically needed 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 who have non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers sees Baton Rouge low back pain patients with this type of condition. This type of pain is often annoying for patients, and Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers can frequently help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy utilizes 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 starts along the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and connects to the lower ribs. (3) It moves when we breathe. Stretching the diaphragm notably 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 lower tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) By means of 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 reduces disability for these patients. (6) Such improvements are very appreciated by sufferers with Baton Rouge non-specific low back pain.

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers can explain more in depth as to how the diaphragm and back pain may be related and demonstrate how Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment may contribute to relieving your Baton Rouge back pain.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.