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

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the relationship? Interesting! Researchers have been describing how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its ability to influence and relieve non-specific back pain. Malverne Health & Wellness incorporates this data into its Malverne chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Malverne non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been bothersome for more than 3 months and doesn’t appear to have a specific cause. Typical care is education and encouragement, analgesic medications, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not usually needed though 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. Treating patients with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness sees Malverne low back pain patients like this. Such pain is many times frustrating for patients, and Malverne Health & Wellness can frequently help.


An effective approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy utilizes and publishes 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 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 movement at the xiphoid level (the bottom tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Via 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 accompanied by 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) Improvements like this are most appreciated by sufferers with Malverne non-specific low back pain.

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