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

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the connection? Interesting! Researching clinicians have been describing how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its capacity to have some bearing on and improve non-specific back pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center includes this information into its Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan to reduce Pflugerville non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been troublesome for more than 3 months and does not seem to have a specific cause. Usual 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 cause pain in the lumbar spine. Treating patients who have non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center sees Pflugerville low back pain patients like this. This type of pain is many times frustrating for patients, and Pflugerville Wellness Center can frequently help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses 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 separates the thoracic (chest) and abdominal areas of the body. The diaphragm originates 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 backside of the body) and ribcage excursion at the xiphoid level (the bottom 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 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 Pflugerville non-specific low back pain.

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