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

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the link? Curious! Researching clinicians have been reporting how manipulation affects the diaphragm and its capacity to influence and improve non-specific back pain. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic integrates this knowledge into its McHenry chiropractic treatment plan for relief of McHenry 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 an exact cause. Usual care is education and reassurance, analgesic medications, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not typically needed 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 experience non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic welcomes McHenry low back pain patients with this type of condition. This type of pain is often frustrating for patients, and OrthoIllinois 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 treating the diaphragm, that dome-shaped muscular structure that separates the thoracic (chest) and abdominal areas of the body. The diaphragm starts along the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and attaches 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 excursion at the xiphoid level (the bottom tip of the chest’s sternum). (4) Via 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 in combination with treatment of the low back specifically and breathing exercises for non-specific chronic low back pain improves respiration and lessens disability for these patients. (6) Such improvements are very welcomed by sufferers with McHenry non-specific low back pain.

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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic recognizes the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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