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Visceral Restrictions

Mar 12, 2021

Articular restrictions, ligament laxity and viscerospasms inhibit the organs ability to move and therefore functional optimally.


Articular restrictions occur when there is not enough slide and glide between the organs due to an adhesion or a fixation, that impairs the organ’s ability to move.

articulate: the ability to move around a fixed attachment

adhesion: an articular restriction that impairs function, but not movement

fixation: an articular restriction that impairs function and movement

Visceral articular restrictions fall on a wide scale from flexible to rigid and are most often caused by illness or surgery.

Ligamentous laxity happens when the ligaments that hold the organs in place get overstretch. It can be caused by adhesions, forceful trauma, pathology, an abundance of visceral fat, depression, lack of movement, and emotional trauma, to name a few.

Viscerospasms cause tension in the smooth muscle of the hollow organs impairing it’s function. Many factors can contribute to viscerospasms and it’s often a vicious cycle, like in leaky gut. If the digestive enzymes are unable to reach the small intestine due to an articular restriction, macronutrients don’t get broken down to be absorbed by the small intestine, then irritate the lining, causing leaky gut and viscerospasms.

Our bodies are well used, in many different ways. Like a car you want to last forever, make sure you maintain it with regular tune ups.