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.
I 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.
The 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.