Baton Rouge Low Back Pain May Be Relieved with Care of the Diaphragm

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the relationship? Interesting! Researching clinicians have been describing how manipulation has an effect on the diaphragm and its capacity to affect and improve non-specific back pain. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation integrates this knowledge into its Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Baton Rouge non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been troublesome for more than three months and does not appear to have an exact cause. Typical care is education and reassurance, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not usually needed yet 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. Caring for patients with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees Baton Rouge low back pain patients with this type of condition. Such pain is often annoying for patients, and Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation can often help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses 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 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 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 movement 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) Such improvements are most appreciated by sufferers with Baton Rouge non-specific low back pain.

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