What are Fascia?
The fascia or the fascial tissue is nothing other than the connective tissue of the body that pervades the whole body and all of its structures. It envelops every blood vessel, every nerve tract, muscles and their fibers, bones, organs ...
It can be seen both as a separating layer and as a connection. Fascia communicate, distribute and receive messenger substances and thus have to fulfill these and other important functions.
They are now known in specialist circles as the proprioceptive system, the 6th sensory organ (depth perception) and form an important tension and communication network. They protect, cushion and keep organs in place.
Fascia are completely different: chaotic, ordered, thick, thin, elastic, firm, soft, hard - depending on the location and function! (Tendons and ligaments are also fascia).
They have ten times as many pain receptors as muscles, especially in the lower back, and if not used and used appropriately, they can lead to pain and tension.
Fascia react about seven times as quickly as nerves. They give the body structure, go through all areas, envelop the muscles and thus ensure that a muscle force can also be transmitted. Because without the hold of the fascia, the muscle would simply melt away like an octopus on land. No strength without fascia!
It is said that around 90% of back pain (widespread disease number one) often does not come from damaged intervertebral discs, but from sticky, matted, non-functional fasciae. A herniated disc is a chance diagnosis when researching the mysterious back pain. In other words: pain in the back of the upper body leads into the so-called tube and here a herniated disc is diagnosed by chance, which may have been present for years, undetected and inconspicuous, but cannot be terminated in the diagnosis and actually nothing at all with the acute problems has to do.
Often operations can be avoided in this way, because with regular and species-appropriate exercise in everyday life and at work, fasciae entanglement can be prevented or, in the case of existing problems, significantly alleviated or even completely eliminated.
So please get a second opinion on the subject of the back and surgery, ideally from a sports doctor (they also enjoy sport and are therefore happy to recommend it).
Of course, this also applies to tension in the neck and shoulder area caused by working on the computer and the so-called vulture head posture - the body and especially the head are not in balance. For example, the tension on the neck increases by 5 kg for every 2.5 cm that the head is in front of the perpendicular. This multiplies the weight of the head (which itself already weighs about 5 kg) to up to 25 kg with a corresponding forward inclination!
The body trains all day. And thus every posture! Plus any inactivity: while sitting, lying down, sleeping.
Fasciae and joints need movement, a lot of movement in the largest possible radius of movement (!), In order to be able to function smoothly. Researchers found that joints can easily last 110 years with good care (appropriate use).
Species-appropriate (which I intentionally use several times) means: as nature originally intended for us. Man is an animal in motion! You can find out exactly what that means in my next post.
Until then: USE IT!… Or lose it.
PS: This text cost me about 2 hours on the computer. I can now throw away my neck - so first move it and stretch it properly ...