Visceral Manipulation for Back Pain?

Ok… I bet the first thing you are wondering is “what is Visceral”. The viscera are the organs of your body such as your kidneys, liver, intestines, and lungs. Visceral manipulation is basically moving those organs around to get them to move properly and reduce stress on what they are attached to.

kidneypainI had talked with several people lately and the first recommendation I had made was for them to look into visceral manipulation. One woman had uterine cancer and one thing led to another and before long she had back pain and sciatica. Another woman has tremendous pain in the mid back area that has not responded to any form of treatment from decompression to massage and numerous forms of exercise and physical therapy.

I know it seems crazy that your liver can be causing pain in your back… but allow me explain this relationship. All your organs move slightly in a very rhythmic way. They move in response to the pressure changes from breathing. All of these organs are secured in place with fascial lines that typically adhere to the backside of the body or the ribcage. If there are restrictions in these fascial lines, then it causes tension that will be distributed at the connecting points, which will cause pain.

kidneyThe location of the organs can significantly affect the location of the pain The kidneys rest on the small of the back and affect the muscles of the low back, specifically the quadratus lumborum and also affects movement at the sacroiliac joint, which can lead to sciatica. The liver rests higher on the right side of the body up in the ribcage and can lead to one sided pain that can radiate up into the mid back area. It can also affect the muscles on the right side of the low back.

There are many other organs that can lead to pain in your back. If you are curious if visceral manipulation would be effective for you but not sure, then let me help you figure it out. I am available for a free 30 min consult. Click here and schedule. I would love to be a part of your success story in solving your pain problems. 

In Abundant Health,

Lisa Marie Keller


About Lisa Marie Keller

Lisa Marie Keller wants to live in a world where it is commonplace to dance to the music of life. As a pain management specialist, she's been working as a Physical Therapist resolving the pain of her patients for a variety of conditions including but not limited to chronic back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain foot pain and even headaches for over thirteen years. Following seven years of traditional schooling and more years than she would like to remember at the School of Hard Knocks resolving her own pain and body dysfunctions she has become the Queen of Conquering Pain. When she’s not pondering on how to solve the next health dilemma, you can find her dancing around in her living room to music that is played much too loud, making snobby comments about amazing wine and fantasizing about where she is going to travel to next. Her first book — Free My Back — hit the Amazon Marketplace in August 2014. You can get a free e-book version of Free My Back by registering at
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