Duodenum Visceral Mobilization Gives Insight into Patient’s Pelvic Pain

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our female patient with chronic pelvic pain recently underwent laparoscopic surgery to repair an inguinal hernia and to remove endometriosis adhesions. She also has suffered from neural tension along the right genitofemoral and ilioinguinal nerves which were temporarily helped via repeated nerve blocks. Upon using visceral mobilization applied to the duodenum we were able to reproduce some of her right pelvic pain. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It receives digested food (known as chyme) from the stomach and helps in the chemical digestion of chyme in preparation for absorption in the small intestine. Many chemical secretions from the pancreas, liver and gallbladder mix with the chyme in the duodenum to facilitate chemical digestion. Additionally, are also treating neural tissue tension, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, abdominal and lower quadrant muscle tension in this complex patient. We are helping her down-regulate her sympathetic nervous system via integrative manual therapy, craniosacral therapy, color therapy, and relaxation training. She is making great progress with the team approach to care. Restoring normal mobility and motility to abdominopelvic and urogenital organs can significantly reduce symptoms of pelvic pain. Come see us and we can assess and address any pelvic pain issue.