How Do Organs Contribute to Pain and Dysfunction?
Our bodies are beautifully complex; we are made up of many interrelated components – bones, muscles, nerves, a thin connective tissue called fascia, as well as internal organs (viscera).
Our organs are in perpetual motion. When we breathe, walk, stretch, our organs move in our chest and abdomen. This subtle movement of our organs is transmitted through fascia to other structures of the body. When in good health, all the structures move with fluidity. This movement is important as it influences activities throughout the body from the tiniest cellular pulsations to rhythmic contractions of the heart and blood flow. Optimum health relies on this harmonious relationship.
Organs lose mobility due to physical trauma, surgery, lifestyle, infection, pollution, diet, posture, pregnancy, etc. When an organ is restricted and fixed to another structure, the body adapts and learns to compensate for the restriction. This creates abnormal points of tension and chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems throughout the body.