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

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the relationship? Interesting! Researchers have been reporting how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its ability to influence and improve non-specific back pain. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic incorporates this information into its Eugene chiropractic treatment plan to relieve Eugene non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been bothersome for more than three months and doesn’t seem to have a specific cause. Usual care is education and reassurance, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly needed yet 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 cause pain in the lumbar spine. Treating patients who experience non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic welcomes Eugene low back pain patients with this type of condition. Such pain is often annoying for patients, and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can frequently help.


An effective method 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 connects to the lower ribs. (3) It moves when we breathe. Stretching the diaphragm notably 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 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) Such improvements are very welcomed by sufferers with Eugene non-specific low back pain.

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