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

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the connection? Interesting! Researchers have been reporting how manipulation influences the diaphragm and its ability to influence and improve non-specific back pain. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture incorporates this information into its Peoria chiropractic treatment plan to relieve Peoria non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been bothersome for more than three months and does not appear to have an exact cause. Usual care is education and reassurance, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not usually needed however 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 help. (2) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture welcomes Peoria low back pain patients with this type of condition. Such pain is often frustrating for patients, and Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture can often help.


An interesting method chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and shares 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 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 movement at the xiphoid level (the lower tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Using 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) Such improvements are very appreciated by sufferers with Peoria non-specific low back pain.

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Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture knows the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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