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

July 17, 2018

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the relationship? Curious! Researchers have been reporting how manipulation affects the diaphragm and its capacity to influence and relieve non-specific back pain. Moriarty Chiropractic incorporates this knowledge into its Nashua chiropractic treatment plan for relief of Nashua non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been troublesome for more than 3 months and does not seem to have a specific cause. Usual care is education and reassurance, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly required however imaging, opioids and surgery are often 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. Treating patients who have non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic sees Nashua low back pain patients like this. Such pain is many times frustrating for patients, and Moriarty Chiropractic can frequently help.


An interesting approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and publishes cases and explanations of its success in relieving non-specific low back pain is taking care of the diaphragm, that dome-shaped muscular structure that separates 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 notably improves cervical spine extension, right and left cervical spine flexion, flexibility of the posterior chain (the muscles of the backside 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 along with 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 welcomed by sufferers with Nashua non-specific low back pain.

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Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. Moriarty Chiropractic can explain more in depth as to how the diaphragm and back pain may be related and demonstrate how Nashua chiropractic treatment may contribute to easing your Nashua back pain.

Moriarty Chiropractic knows the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.