Lower back pain is an all too common disorder, affecting around one-third of the UK adult population each year. It’s mostly thought of as a structural problem and therefore treated with bones and muscles manipulation techniques only. In this post, we’ll be discussing how this approach can result in a temporary only relief as the root cause of the pain is not always structural only.
Systematic Kinesiology looks at lower back pain in a holistic way, investigating the structural causes of the symptoms related to organs involvement and looking at nutritional, emotional and energetic causes as well. Following the application of Systematic Kinesiology practices, a major (and somewhat surprising) discovery for some, is that lower back pain is often caused by intestinal imbalances. In other less frequent cases, the pain in the lower back may be caused by a bladder or uterine prolapse. It’s no wonder that so many people are unable to get their problem resolved on the long term treating the problem using structural and/or energetic only techniques such as manipulation of the muscles and spine.
When the digestive tract is stressed, things generally start to tense and tighten. The ligaments and connective tissue which hold the bowel in place, and are connected to other organs like the pelvic wall, also start to tighten and cause pain. These particular ligaments and connective tissues have a significant effect on the stability of the pelvis and lower lumbar area.
Mental or emotional stress can be the cause of this tenseness or tightening, as well as a bad diet or nutrient deficiencies. In Systematic Kinesiology we address intestinal imbalances looking for and treating weaknesses in the related muscles as well as looking for ICV (Ileocecal Valve) malfunctioning. The Ileocecal valve is on the bottom right quadrant of the abdomen and it separates the small from the large intestine. It is a neurologically controlled valve and when it malfunctions it causes toxicity, primarily in the intestines but can spread out into the rest of the body if left untreated and often causes inflammation. The ICV also works together with the Valves of Houston, located in the bottom left quadrant of the abdomen. If one is malfunctioning, the other one is affected too. Significantly, both of these valves are very sensitive to stress and emotion.
In a similar way, bladder or uterine prolapse can cause discomfort or a pulling sensation in the lower back and/or lower abdomen area. Sometimes clients suffer with the symptoms and are completely unaware of the prolapse. Systematic Kinesiology testing helps determine the true root cause of lower back pain and enables clients to work toward a more long-lasting resolution.
If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of Systematic Kinesiology or would like to discuss your lower back pain and the treatments available at the Whole Harmony Wellbeing Centre, please get in touch here.
Written by Marzia Caldirola Systematic Kinesiology Practitioner, Cert. TASK, Cert. AK