Project Description

What Is Visceral Manipulation?

Visceral manipulation is often a missing piece to the connective tissue puzzle when it comes to treating and eliminated common painful ailments of the musculoskeletal system. Dean’s Sports Therapy in Los Angeles in a specialized clinic that offers visceral massage to address common complaints such as heartburn, back pain, sciatica and much more. 

My low back pain was fixed my visceral manipulation!

How can VM Help me?

Visceral manipulation explores the relationship between organs such the uterus, intestines, kidney’s and how they connect to structures such as ligaments, tendons, fascia and joints of the spine, hips, ribs and shoulders.

Joints and fascia have a normal range of motion (mobility) needed to maintain optimum function. Organs housed inside the abdominal cavity also have to have proper mobility to maintain proper function. This is by the connections (fascia) they have to each other and other areas of the body such as the spine and hips. Therefore stiffness is the hips can drive visceral dysfunction and stiff organs can cause hip pain. Both need to be addressed to achieve long lasting pain reduction.

Visceral manipulation can be effective with treatment of:

Dean’s Sports Therapy has been trained in Visceral Manipulation using french based osteopathic medicine to address stiffness in the fascia of the organs. He combines this together with Italian  Stecco Fascial Manipulation to achieve optimal results. FM has demonstrated on ultrasound to make permanent and long lasting difference in scar tissue reduction and fascia mobility!

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

The symptoms of a typical disc injury occur due to local disc injury, and possible compression nerve or spinal cord. List below are common symptoms of a typical herniated disc with pinching of the nerve (compression)

  • Sharp, stabbing and intense spinal pain
  • Weakness in lower leg, including foot drop
  • Bowel or Bladder changes (serious sign)
  • Sharp, electric pain down the back of the leg (sciatica)
  • Back pain is worst in the morning
  • Lower Back Pain when sitting down
  • Back pain while bending down
  • Back pain while coughing and laughing
  • Numbness in legs

I Bent Over and I Can’t Get Back Up!

How do you Treat it?

Diagnosing lumbar disc injuries is usually quick and easy using the latest scientific evidence from biomechanics, orthopedics and neurodynamics.

Finding the cause can be a bit more complex and requires a skilled clinician to differentiate from the following causes. Listed below are some common causes of low back pain and the strategies that Dr. Dean uses to help his patients.

  •  Poor Movement Mechanics of low back is corrected by implementing a hip centered movement bias, which spares the spine. (quite picking the scab)
  • Finding a Directional Preference using the Mckenzie Method to quickly eliminate low back pain.
  • Taking pressure off the compressed and pinched nerve by finding a “relief position” that “gives the nerve a break”. This encourage blood flow and healing
  • Releasing any deep fascial restrictions that’s altering the proper movement of the spine using the Stecco Fascial Manipulation Method.
  • Pumping water into stiff and dehydrated ligaments, tendon and muscles that surround the disc using Osteopathic Joint pumping and fascial normalization. This restores proper movement of the spine
  • Chiropractic manipulations as needed to quickly reduce pain and decrease stiffness in surrounding muscles.
  • Rehabilitation exercises that increase spinal endurance, back muscular strength and abdominal strength. This is to ensure that the pain doesn’t return.

Low back pain from disc herniations needs to include aspects of proper movement, pinched nerve unloading, fascial manipulation, proper hydration of stiff tissues and targeted rehabilitation exercises to be truly effective. Dean’s Sports Therapy has it all under one roof!


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