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Fort Wayne Low Back Pain May Be Relieved with Care of the Diaphragm

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the relationship? Curious! Researchers have been reporting how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its ability to influence and relieve non-specific back pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc incorporates this data into its Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Fort Wayne non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been troublesome for more than 3 months and doesn’t appear to have a specific cause. Typical care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not typically needed though 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. Treating patients who experience non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees Fort Wayne low back pain patients with this type of condition. This type of pain is many times annoying for patients, and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can often help.


An interesting method 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 starts along the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and attaches to the lower ribs. (3) It moves when we breathe. Stretching the diaphragm significantly enhances 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 bottom tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Via 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 in combination with 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 welcomed by sufferers with Fort Wayne non-specific low back pain.

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