Recently, a patient who had had pain on the left side of his abdomen for many years came to see me. He reported that the pain worsened when his stomach was empty. Previous to seeing me, he had had an endoscopy, a colonoscopy and other tests. All of his test results were normal.
At his first visit, based on what he had told me, I treated his stomach and large intestine. When he returned for a second visit, he reported that there had been no change in the pain. I palpated his abdomen and found that the exact location of the pain was at his left psoas muscle. Suddenly I realized that it was his psoas, not his digestive system that was the source of his pain. After I treated his left psoas muscle, the pain went away, and he has not had any abdominal pain since.
Because the pain worsened when his stomach was empty, my first thought was that the cause of pain had to be related to the digestive system. However, in this case, it turned out to be the psoas muscle, not the stomach, which caused the abdominal pain. Interesting!🤔