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

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the relationship? Interesting! Researchers have been describing how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its capacity to have some bearing on and relieve non-specific back pain. Johnson Chiropractic includes this data into its Richmond chiropractic treatment plan to reduce Richmond non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been bothersome for more than 3 months and does not appear to have a specific cause. Usual care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not usually 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. Caring for patients with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Johnson Chiropractic sees Richmond low back pain patients like this. Such pain is many times annoying for patients, and Johnson Chiropractic can often 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 areas 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 movement at the xiphoid level (the lower tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Using 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 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 Richmond non-specific low back pain.

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