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

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the connection? Curious! Researching clinicians have been reporting how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its ability to influence and improve non-specific back pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center includes this knowledge into its Paramus chiropractic treatment plan to relieve Paramus non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been annoying for more than 3 months and does not seem to have a specific cause. Typical care is education and reassurance, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not usually required 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 with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center sees Paramus low back pain patients like this. This type of pain is many times frustrating for patients, and Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 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 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 bottom 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 accompanied by treatment of the low back specifically and breathing exercises for non-specific chronic low back pain improves respiration and reduces disability for these patients. (6) Improvements like this are most appreciated by sufferers with Paramus non-specific low back pain.

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Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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