It always comes at the most inopportune times, but at one time or another, we have all experienced the discomfort of bloating abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea or constipation. Unfortunately, for many people, this has become a daily occurrence. Traditionally, triggers have thought to have been anything from stress, eating certain foods, stomach or bowel infections. In an attempt to solve digestive distress many have focused on these symptoms as the cause while others simply have masked the problem with antacids.
So if you have a bulk supply of antacids or going out with friends is problematic, read on for chiropractic care may hold a natural solution to your daily digestion distress.
Understanding The Connection
Our bodies’ processes were designed to function all with well-balanced cycles. For example, if you eat three meals a day, then ideally you should be having 2-3 bowel movements a day. Anything less than that means that the waste that your body is trying to remove is sitting in your body for longer than it should. This may result in many health issues including toxicity, poor skin, poor digestion, body pain, bad breath or body odor and much more.
At each level of your spine, nerves feed organs, glands and tissues vital messages from the brain. What has been found to be common with people who have digestive problems such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, IBS and Crohns is that often the low back is compromised. Meaning a misalignment in the spine is present in the low back, which can affect the brain’s communication with the organs, glands, and tissues in the lower part of the body. The pressure on the nervous system that results from chronic undetected spinal misalignments can have significant effects on digestion and the absorption of nutrients and liquids.
Help for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease and its prevalence is increasing in western societies. The symptoms are most commonly diarrhea and stomach pain, but weight loss and irritability are also characteristic of the disease. Up until now, the typical treatment for Crohn’s has been with various drugs such as antihistamines, antibiotics, immunosuppressants and artificial hormones. Unfortunately for many, these drugs are considered unsatisfactory and there is a long list of side effects that go along with these drugs. Many sufferers often require reoccurring hospitalization and even surgery.
Good news is here! In recent studies on “Chronic Nerve Compression,” spinal misalignments played a significant role in the full remission of Crohn’s Disease and other digestive problems.
Chiropractic Can Help
The road to health is the discovery that there is an alternative to conventional and sometimes dangerous laxatives and medical methods of attempting to improve bowel function. In the recovery to better health, you should not only make a change in diet and nutrition, but also improve the health and the state of your spine and nervous system.
If you have friends or loved ones suffering from digestive problems make an appointment with our expert health team today. Discover how maintaining a healthy spine could be the ultimate repair to your unwanted digestive problems.
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For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam