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

The diaphragm and back pain. What’s the relationship? Interesting! Researching clinicians have been reporting how manipulation has an effect on the diaphragm and its ability to affect and improve non-specific back pain. Watertown Wellness Center integrates this data into its Watertown chiropractic treatment plan to reduce Watertown non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that’s been troublesome for more than 3 months and doesn’t seem to have a specific cause. Typical care is education and encouragement, analgesic meds, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not commonly needed yet 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 with non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Watertown Wellness Center welcomes Watertown low back pain patients with this type of condition. This type of pain is often frustrating for patients, and Watertown Wellness Center can often help.


An effective approach chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy uses and writes cases and explanations of its success in reducing non-specific low back pain is treating 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 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 lower tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Via manipulation and treating the diaphragm created significant reduction 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 plus breathing exercises for non-specific chronic low back pain improves respiration and reduces disability for these patients. (6) Such improvements are most appreciated by sufferers with Watertown non-specific low back pain.

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Watertown Wellness Center recognizes the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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