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

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the link? Curious! Researching clinicians have been describing how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its capacity to affect and relieve non-specific back pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic integrates this knowledge into its Brooks chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Brooks non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been bothersome for more than three months and doesn’t seem to have a specific cause. Typical care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly needed yet 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 produce pain in the lumbar spine. Caring for patients who experience non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic sees Brooks low back pain patients with this type of condition. Such pain is often frustrating for patients, and Soft Health and Healing Clinic can frequently help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy utilizes 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 divides 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 back part of the body) and ribcage excursion at the xiphoid level (the lower 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 accompanied by 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) Improvements like this are most welcomed by sufferers with Brooks non-specific low back pain.

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