Alleviate IBS with Chiropractic Care

 

You may feel alone in your Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms, but it is actually a common occurrence among Americans today.  In fact, around 55 million people suffer from IBS. This digestive problem can be both painful and frustrating, often times affecting your daily life. While many turn to medication to find relief, medication isn’t a permanent solution. In fact, medication is only masking the symptoms of IBS, not treating the root cause. When taking medication, you are also at risk of experiencing harmful side effects that further add to the unpleasantness of IBS and can bring about additional health concerns. Thankfully, medication isn’t the only option for managing IBS symptoms.  Chiropractic care from a Lithia Springs chiropractor has proven to be very beneficial for those with IBS.  In fact, studies that have been conducted have shown positive results for those suffering from IBS.  In one study, a 32-year-old woman presented with IBS, as well as depression and anxiety.  She had suffered from these symptoms for over 10 years. After just one chiropractic adjustment, she experienced a regular bowel movement, and after being under consistent chiropractic care, she experienced relief from all symptoms of IBS as well as a significant decrease in her depression and anxiety.

Who Is Affected by IBS?

IBS can affect men and women alike, but it is more likely to be seen among women.  Those with IBS have complaints of bloating, gas, stomach pains, and irregular bowel movements.  Similar digestion problems such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and inflammatory bowel disease may also have similar symptoms related to IBS. Another common similarity among those with digestion issues is the presence of a spinal misalignment. Anyone can have spinal misalignments (also known as a subluxation), and they can disrupt your […]

Digestive Health and Chiropractic

 

Across the nation, digestion issues are on the rise.  Poor digestion leads to pain and uncomfortable symptoms that could be caused by a lack of exercise or a poor diet. Sometimes other health issues or medications can lead to digestive issues as well. No matter the cause, it is clear that something must be done to aid in proper digestion.  Both men and women alike are seeking an answer to improve digestive health when other methods simply don’t work.  Even children haven’t escaped from digestive issues.  In fact, many children suffer from constipation from a young age.  Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be a natural and effective way to aid in digestion.  In the instance of an 8-year-old boy who had experienced constipation since birth, chiropractic adjustments helped.  After two months of chiropractic adjustments along with a diet change, proper digestion was restored and he no longer suffered from constipation.

Digestion Issues That Require Chiropractic Care

Digestive problems that lead to irritation of the small and large intestines, such as Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, can cause flare-ups that are uncomfortable.  Slow digestion, chronic inflammation, or food allergies can also be painful and affect day to day life. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a digestion issue involving the esophagus and stomach.  Instead of acid in the stomach working to break down food, those with GERD experience a backflow of acid from the stomach that causes intense heartburn, coughing, problems swallowing, or regurgitation. No matter what digestive issue you are facing, they don’t have to continue.  Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar can help.

Chiropractic Can Reduce Symptoms of Poor Digestion

The central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, control all of the body’s systems, […]

Constipation & Chiropractic

Constipation is a bit of a taboo topic, as most people aren’t comfortable discussing their bodily functions or bowel movements. However, it is an extremely common problem that is currently affecting over 63 million Americans. Over 1 million hospitalizations are due to constipation each year, and over 5 million people are taking some sort of prescription medication to help with their constipation.

While babies, pregnant women, and the elderly are the most common victims of constipation, people in all age groups, of every race, and in every socioeconomic position deal with this chronic digestive issue. Minor constipation may result in stomach pain, back discomfort, or bloating, but severe constipation can be extremely serious, resulting in vomiting, rectal prolapse, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, and hospitalization. A variety of things have been cited as the cause of constipation, including a poor diet that’s low in fiber, GI problems (like IBS or celiac disease), frequent use of laxatives, and certain medications.

There are a number of traditional “solutions” for constipation, including medication, laxatives, changes in diet, increased exercise, and even surgery. But for most people, constipation can be relieved quickly and easily and with a more long-term and permanent solution than any medication can offer.

How Can Chiropractic Help Relieve Constipation?

Your intestines are connected to your central nervous system via nerves that run through your lowest thoracic vertebra (T12) and highest lumbar vertebra (L1). Your brain sends messages through these nerves to let your body know how and when to process and expel waste. If there is any sort of nerve interference, such as a spinal misalignment, these messages cannot properly reach your intestines. This is when digestive issues occur, such as IBS, diverticulitis, and you guessed it—constipation.

If you’re suffering from constipation, it’s incredibly likely that […]

Digestive Problems

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN CROHN’S DISEASE AND SPINAL PROBLEMS

According to a recent study, researchers in Japan say there is a possible link between Crohn’s disease and interference to the nervous system from spinal misalignments.

The research was published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research and grew out of a previous study involving more than 3,000 patients with allergic diseases and over 1,000 non-allergic patients. It focused on the relationship between immune function, spinal displacements called vertebral subluxations, and how reducing those displacements resulted in improvement, and in some cases complete remission, of symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in the small intestine but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation causes pain and makes the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.

There are many theories about what causes Crohn’s disease but none has been proven. The most popular theory is that the body’s immune system reacts to a virus or a bacterium by causing ongoing inflammation in the intestine.

Treatment for Crohn’s disease includes corticosteroids to control inflammation but while these drugs are considered the most effective for active Crohn’s disease, they can cause serious side effects, including greater susceptibility to infection. Immune suppressing drugs are also used to treat Crohn’s disease.

According to Dr. Yasuhiko Takeda, a chiropractor and lead author of the study: “This is why it is so important to develop other means of dealing with this terrible disease. If we can find treatments that enhance the function of the immune and nervous systems perhaps we can help millions of people with this disease without the harmful side effects of drugs.”

Beginning in 1992, the focus of Takeda’s research has been on the relationship between subluxation, allergic disease, asthma, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disorder and ulcerative colitis. He became […]