This is an example of complex pain syndromes that really may stem from a simple surgery or an accident.
“A man in his mid-thirty’s came to see me with low back pain, overall low energy, and digestive problems.” At the age of 13 he had an appendectomy and resulting scar tissue decreased the mobility of his large intestine. Scar tissue also pulled down on his right kidney. Since the kidney, which has a strong effect on energy metabolism, was not moving and working properly, he felt tired. The restriction of the kidney also caused the muscles and fascia around the kidney to be tight, causing low back pain and misalignment of his right leg. This misalignment and compression of the nerves behind the kidney that go to the knee, resulted in right knee pain.
The symptoms; right knee pain,right low back pain, low energy, and digestive problems, were all linked to the scar tissue from the appendectomy at age 13. By releasing the scar tissue and enabling the intestines and kidney to move properly, his symptoms abated.”
Gail Wetzler, RPT, CVMI, BI-D, EDO
Stories such as this are not uncommon in my practice. Viseral work is profound.