It is known that there is a huge connection between diseases of the visceral system and disorders associated with the locomotor system, and in particular with the spine. When the spine hurts in the thoracic region, the patient complains of pressure in the abdomen or has lost immunity, definitely need to look at the intestines. So what’s their diagnosis?
Liver for example
Any kind of blockage within the fascial system that supports the chest and abdominal organs (through the mesentery, ligaments, or peritoneum) can cause mobility limitations and other disorders within the organ of movement.
- Each organ in the human body has links with the characteristic areas of the body for each of them.
- When the neck hurts or the shoulders are strained, this may be due to liver dysfunction.
Because the liver through the hepatic-diaphragmatic ligament can min. contribute to a decrease in diaphragm mobility and respiratory disorders. This in turn can lead to greater involvement of the auxiliary respiratory muscles, m.in. muscles of the oblique, quadriceps, the appendages of which are located precisely on the cervical vertebrae.
The combination of structural disorders (e.g. spine) with visceral disorders works in two ways. The spine or joint can hurt by some internal organ or vice versa-the internal organ can cause pain or work worse by some blockages in the spine or any other joint.
The intestines have not only a function related to the transport and absorption of food.
They break them down into an assimilable form thanks to the presence of enzymes produced by the wall of the small intestine, pancreas and liver, and also support the body immunologically thanks to the intestinal lymphoid tissue and Peyer’s clumps, whose role is to recognize and produce an immune response to the antigens of pathogenic microorganisms that may appear in this part of the digestive tract.
When the intestine is ill
Often the intestines are responsible for parietal, i.e. joint and tissue dysfunctions. They can give discomfort in the upper cervical spine and the base of the skull base (which is associated with the vagus nerve), affect sympathetic innervation of the thoracic vertebrae TH9 – th11 and impaired diaphragm tension, and through the small intestine mesentery cause pain in the upper lumbar spine.
Bowel and dysfunctions not only visceral
All organs located in the vicinity of the small intestine can restrict the mobility of the small intestine, stomach, liver, ascending and transverse colon, and bladder through the surface of the glide, ligamentous and fascial connections.
Intestinal dysfunction also affects the posterior part of the peritoneal wall, the right leg of the diaphragm, tension disorders in the intestinal mesentery, as well as positive abdominal pressure and chest vacuum.
Abnormal bowel function results in disorders of the innervation – which is associated with the vagus nerve, with circulatory disorders (atherosclerotic changes, nodular arteritis), hormonal disorders (eg, gastrins in the stomach) or with the psyche, which leads to irritable bowel syndrome.
The small intestine is also prone to ptosis due to age and connective tissue weakness, abdominal surgery and scarring, uterine tendonitis and nutritional errors.