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

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the relationship? Interesting! Researching clinicians have been reporting how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its ability to have some bearing on and improve non-specific back pain. Minster Chiropractic Center includes this data into its Minster chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Minster non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been bothersome for more than three months and doesn’t appear to have an exact cause. Typical care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly needed 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) Minster Chiropractic Center welcomes Minster low back pain patients like this. This type of pain is many times frustrating for patients, and Minster Chiropractic Center can frequently help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and writes 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 divides 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 significantly 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 excursion at the xiphoid level (the lower tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Via 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 accompanied by 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) Improvements like this are very appreciated by sufferers with Minster non-specific low back pain.

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