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La Grande Low Back Pain May Be Relieved with Care of the Diaphragm

The diaphragm and back pain. What is the link? Interesting! Researching clinicians have been describing how manipulation affects the diaphragm and its capacity to have some bearing on and improve non-specific back pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC includes this knowledge into its La Grande chiropractic treatment plan for relief of La Grande non-specific low back pain.


Chronic non-specific low back pain is back pain that has been annoying for more than 3 months and doesn’t seem to have a specific cause. Usual care is education and encouragement, analgesic medications, and non-pharmacological therapies. Formal medical care is not usually required however 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 cause pain in the lumbar spine. Treating patients who have non-specific low back pain with manipulation and exercise may help. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC welcomes La Grande low back pain patients with this type of condition. Such pain is often annoying for patients, and Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can often help.


An effective method chiropractic’s collegial profession of osteopathy utilizes 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 divides the thoracic (chest) and abdominal sections of the body. The diaphragm starts along the lumbar vertebrae of the spine and connects 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 backside 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 accompanied by 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 welcomed by sufferers with La Grande non-specific low back pain.

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Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC recognizes the relationship of the diaphragm to the body and spine and back pain.  
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