The mobility of the ‘Great Cavities’ shown below (spine and brain / chest / abdomen/pelvis) is strongly related to Category 2 Distortion Pattern (Cat. 2). The Great Cavities contain the bodies life-sustaining organs that are negatively affecting by increasing Cat. 2 stiffness leading to decreased Core Mobility.
The Abdominal Brain is located immediately in front of the spine as shown below. The Abdominal Brain control the blood supply to the spine. Any change in the blood flow to the spine results in spinal stiffness. Spinal stiffness defines stiffness of the body’s core.
The Abdominal brain is wrapped around every major artery in the body. The abdominal brain is located immediately in front of the spine as shown below. Aortic Stiffness is a surrogate marker for Cat. 2 stiffness. Cat. 2 stiffness defines stiffness of the body’s core.
The Diaphragm muscle has a curvature that exactly matches the superior curvatures of the liver, stomach, spleen and kidneys. With each breath, the diaphragm compresses and then releases pressure on the soft and sponge-like organs. This compression/release cycle supports organ microcirculation, organ function and overall health.
With increasing spinal and chest wall stiffness there is decreased psoas/diaphragmatic excursion on a breath by breath basis. This affects organ microcirculation. The greater the Category 2 Distortion Pattern, the less the psoas/diaphragmatic excursion breath by breath. In addition, with decreased respiratory diaphragmatic excursion there is a lessening of the negative intrathoracic pressure generated on inspiration with less motive force to return blood and lymphatic fluid to the heart.
The body is a connected and organized structure physically and physiologically.
Aortic Stiffness is well known to predict the risk of death from all causes. The relationship between Aortic Stiffness, Category 2 Distortion Pattern and Core Mobility is central to an understanding of this relationship.
There are very clear cardiovascular consequences of Category 2 Distortion Pattern on Aortic Stiffness including Essential Hypertension, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, reduced Diastolic Coronary arterial flow and peak systolic pressures damaging cerebral blood vessel intimae surfaces.
Circulation of Cerebrospinal Fluid is an especially relevant topic. Circulation of CSF is largely dependent on respiratory-based pressure changes. With decreased diaphragmatic excursion occurring with the Category 2 Distortion Pattern, there will be as a result reduced Core Mobility, reduced CSF flow and reduction in Chorionic Villi mediated CSF resorption and secretion. CSF is completely replaced four times daily and Core Mobility is important in this process.
Hepatic Portal Hypertension causing brain ischemia is the leading risk factor for Dementia. As blood pools in the Abdominal Cavity, there is reduced blood flowing to the brain (ischemia). The consequence of this is reduced oxygen delivery to the brain (blood / nerve reciprocity) and subsequent neural degeneration.