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

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the link? Interesting! Researching clinicians have been reporting how manipulation has an effect on the diaphragm and its capacity to affect and relieve non-specific back pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center incorporates this knowledge into its Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Manahawkin non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been bothersome for more than three months and does not seem to have an exact cause. Usual care is education and reassurance, analgesic medications, 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 enclosing muscles, bones, nerves, arteries and veins), may produce pain in the lumbar spine. Caring for patients with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center welcomes Manahawkin low back pain patients like this. Such pain is often frustrating for patients, and Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 treating the diaphragm, that dome-shaped muscular structure that divides the thoracic (chest) and abdominal areas of the body. The diaphragm starts 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 movement 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 in combination with treatment of the low back specifically plus breathing exercises for non-specific chronic low back pain improves respiration and reduces disability for these patients. (6) Improvements like this are most welcomed by sufferers with Manahawkin non-specific low back pain.

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