Lungs - How organs can contribute to pain and dysfunction
When a person has a lung infection, such as pneumonia, the lungs become
inflamed. As the infection clears and the lungs go through the healing process,
the lungs will adhere to the tissues around them and thus put them into a
Due to the pull of the adhesions, with every breath, the movement patterns of the
nearby structures would be altered. This could shift rib motion creating pulls on
the spine. These restrictions might appear symptomatically as mid-back and
neck pain, as well as limited motion in the shoulder.
This scenario highlights just one of the hundreds of possible ramifications of
a small dysfunction – magnified by thousands of repetitions each day.
This also explains how pain can often be far removed from the actual cause.