Sandy Springs 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 describing how manipulation affects the diaphragm and its capacity to affect and relieve non-specific back pain. Cross Chiropractic Center incorporates this data into its Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plan to reduce Sandy Springs non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been bothersome for more than 3 months and does not appear to have an exact cause. Usual care is education and encouragement, analgesic medications, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not typically needed though imaging, opioids and surgery are often 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. Treating patients who have non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center sees Sandy Springs low back pain patients like this. This type of pain is many times annoying for patients, and Cross Chiropractic Center can frequently help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and writes cases and explanations of its success in reducing non-specific low back pain is treating the diaphragm, that dome-shaped muscular structure that separates 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 backside 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 accompanied by 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) Such improvements are very appreciated by sufferers with Sandy Springs non-specific low back pain.

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