Digestive Health and Chiropractic


Digestive Health and ChiropracticAcross 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

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Digestive 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 […]