Visceral Osteopathy alleviates functional and structural imbalances throughout the body. These include musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments.
Viscera and Pain
It is known that musculoskeletal pain can be referred from the viscera.
It is easy to understand the link between the organs and the spine just by considering their position; the throat is in line with and attached to our cervical spine, the lungs with the thoracic spine and the digestive tract with the lumbar spine.
These structures have ligaments that keep them in their optimal location and the function of these ligaments is crucial for the correct functioning of both the spine and the organs.
When to Consider
There are a lot of symptoms which are related to the organs and need visceral treatment.
The osteopath will not focus only on the symptom or pain area. He/she will treat the entire body: the musculoskeletal, craniosacral and visceral systems.
Osteopathy supports self-healing.
What to Expect
The following list of complaints is a selection of the most common ones.
If your complaint/condition/illness is not listed, you can always inquire whether it makes sense to make an appointment with an Osteopath.
- bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments:
- acute/chronic muscle or joint complaints
- neck or back pain
- pelvic instability
- muscle inflammation
- tendon inflammation
- bursa inflammation
- joint inflammation (arthritis)
- radiating pain
- RSI mouse arm
- digestive tract issues:
- upset stomach
- abdominal discomfort
- intestinal problems
- menstrual disorders
- jaw problems
- swallowing problems
- constipation (difficult or too thin stools)
- spastic bowel
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- psycho-emotional complaints
- difficulty concentrating
- crying babies
- intestinal cramps
- little or no pooping
- very thick or thin stools,
- asymmetrical head
- preferred position
- the preferred position of the head
- restlessness and difficulty being quiet
- clenching fists
- difficult to sleep
- light sleep
- quick scare
- motor impairment