Posted 4/2/2018 10:59 AM (GMT -7)
I've got a little insight into what MAY BE going on here, but I need some feedback from anyone still suffering from this issue, especially if you're in Austin, TX where I can work with you (free) one on one. I'm looking at it from a different angle than most, so this may seem weird. I've noticed that so many people here have been tested for a ton of things but came back "normal." Combine that with the relief I've had from doing specific exercise, and I've got a hypothesis going...
Basically, I suffer from a hip on the left that likes to pop out of it's socket (you'd probably not feel it pop out if you have the same thing, but standing on that leg won't feel like standing on the right leg). What I've noticed is that when I can get that left hip in it's socket (with specific exercises designed for that purpose), then do a couple of other very specific exercises to help untwist the spine a little, I can usually burp out all the gas trapped inside and stop feeling bloated. I sleep better afterwards and don't have to burp when I wake up. My issue is that I've stretched out a lot of ligaments over the years and I can't always get my hip to reposition, so I can't be sure if this is what's causing/relieving the problem. I know it sounds ridiculous, but when certain muscles aren't working properly, we lose our ability to regulate internal gas pressure properly and a lot of weird things happen.
- Do you have left hip pain or frequent low back pain on either side of the back? This if often accompanied by shoulder pain in one or both shoulders.
- Does breathing feel restricted? Sometimes it'll differ when you're seated, on your back, or standing. I've noticed some people get a little relief by lying on their side. When lying on your back, and inhaling, do your ribs expand/open and then upon exhale, do they close down or does it feel like your ribs don't move much?
- If you look in the mirror while shirtless, can you see one or both sides of your rib cage popping (flaring) out in the front under your chest? ("Rib boobs")
- Feeling like you don't completely void your bowels when using the restroom? Groin/genital pain or pain during sex?
- Do you feel better when moving vs being still? Does walking help make you burp more of the bloat away?
If anyone is around the central Texas area and can meet up, I'd love to walk you through some exercises you can do at home and see if it helps relieve this problem. I'm not expecting the first set of exercises to fix you, so we'd need to meet up several times, usually two weeks apart to give you time to do the exercises daily for a bit before I give you new ones (the second/third sets of exercises rely on the first, but the 2nd/3rd sets are what I think help the most). This pattern (forwardly rotated pelvis either on the left or both sides, flared ribs on the left or both sides, often a tight right side of the neck, etc.) is extremely common, but not everyone has the same side effects, so I'm not certain this is the fix.
Unfortunately I can't test this with anyone I can't work with one on one because I rely on a handful of muscle tests to tell me which exercises are needed. But if you've got the symptoms I listed above, even just one or two, I may be able to direct you to someone in your area that can do what I'm talking about. Let me know if you're interested. Let me know what city you live in or live close to and I'll see if there's someone in that area that can work with you.