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

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the connection? Interesting! Researchers have been describing how manipulation has an effect on the diaphragm and its ability to have some bearing on and relieve non-specific back pain. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider includes this knowledge into its Ottawa chiropractic treatment plan to relieve Ottawa non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been bothersome for more than three months and doesn’t appear to have a specific cause. Usual care is education and reassurance, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not usually required yet imaging, opioids and surgery continued to be 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. Treating patients with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may be relieving. (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider sees Ottawa low back pain patients with this type of condition. Such pain is often frustrating for patients, and The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider can frequently help.


An effective approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and shares 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 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 bottom 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 accompanied by 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) Improvements like this are very appreciated by sufferers with Ottawa non-specific low back pain.

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The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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