Digestion is complex.
Bloating, constipation, or even diarrhea are all symptoms that your digestive system may not be operating as well as it could be. Our clients are sometime surprised how these symptoms can be resolved with manual work on the abdomen.
Our digestive system works in communication with our neural system called greater and lesser splanchic sympathetic ganglia and also with our celiac ganglia (nerve bundles). The celiac ganglia are located at approximately T12/L1 (12th thoracic vertebra) on the anterior aspect (front of) of the vertebra.
Trauma, accident and difficulties with respiration can affect how these ganglia function and aid in digestion.
Commonly the thoracic diaphragm that attaches at T12/L1, along with our psoas muscle can disturb the communication if they are in spasm, or inflammation. (a great reason to practise your yoga breathing)
This area might be why you are having reoccurring lower back pain, difficulty with resolving your bloating after eating and poor elimination.
We find manual therapy along with lifestyle changes and nutrition create the best results.