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Colorado Springs 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 has an effect on the diaphragm and its capacity to affect and relieve non-specific back pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR incorporates this data into its Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan to reduce Colorado Springs non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been bothersome for more than three months and does not seem to have an exact cause. Typical care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not typically required 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 help. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR welcomes Colorado Springs low back pain patients like this. Such pain is often frustrating for patients, and The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can frequently help.


An effective approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and writes cases and explanations of its success in reducing 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 significantly 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 excursion at the xiphoid level (the lower tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Using manipulation and treating the diaphragm produced 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 plus breathing exercises for non-specific chronic low back pain improves respiration and reduces disability for these patients. (6) Such improvements are very welcomed by sufferers with Colorado Springs non-specific low back pain.

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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recognizes the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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