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

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the link? Curious! Researchers have been describing how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its ability to affect and improve non-specific back pain. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries integrates this information into its Manchester chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Manchester non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been annoying for more than three months and does not seem to have an exact cause. Usual care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly required though 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. Treating patients with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries welcomes Manchester low back pain patients like this. This type of pain is often frustrating for patients, and Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries can often help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy utilizes 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 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 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 excursion at the xiphoid level (the bottom tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) By means of manipulation and treating the diaphragm created significant improvement in pain and disability for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. (5) Treating the thoracic spine (mid-back) with mobilization along 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 most appreciated by sufferers with Manchester non-specific low back pain.

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Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries recognizes the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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