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

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the connection? Curious! Researching clinicians have been reporting how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its ability to influence and improve non-specific back pain. Chiropractic Associates incorporates this knowledge into its Preston chiropractic treatment plan to relieve Preston non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been troublesome for more than 3 months and doesn’t appear to have a specific cause. Typical care is education and reassurance, analgesic medications, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly needed 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 experience non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Chiropractic Associates sees Preston low back pain patients with this type of condition. Such pain is often annoying for patients, and Chiropractic Associates can frequently help.


An effective approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy utilizes and publishes cases and explanations of its success in relieving non-specific low back pain is taking care of 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 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 along 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 most welcomed by sufferers with Preston non-specific low back pain.

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