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Visceral Pain

The anatomy of the visceral innervation: different organs cover the entire abdomen and pelvic region, including

  • Bladder
  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Ovaries
  • Lower part of the sigmoid and the rectum

Viscerosomatic conversion is a very interesting phenomenon when it comes to visceral pathways:

  • It’s basically the explanation of the referred pain when there’s visceral pain
  • It’s challenging for practitioners dealing with chronic abdominal pelvic pain
  • Patients might have an inflammatory process or a certain kind of injury at a visceral organ, but then they will feel the pain referred in a somatic area
  • Symptoms are confusing