East Setauket 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 has an effect on the diaphragm and its capacity to have some bearing on and relieve non-specific back pain. Complete Health Medical P.C. integrates this knowledge into its East Setauket chiropractic treatment plan for relief of East Setauket non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been annoying for more than 3 months and doesn’t appear to have a specific cause. Usual care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly required though 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 produce pain in the lumbar spine. Caring for patients who have non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Complete Health Medical P.C. welcomes East Setauket low back pain patients with this type of condition. This type of pain is many times frustrating for patients, and Complete Health Medical P.C. can frequently help.


An effective approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and publishes cases and explanations of its success in relieving non-specific low back pain is treating 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 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 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 appreciated by sufferers with East Setauket non-specific low back pain.

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Complete Health Medical P.C. recognizes the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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