Can Chiropractic Help with Digestive Issues?
Are you dealing with gut related or digestive problems? Pain and discomfort from digestion issues are extremely common and affect millions of people on a daily basis. Gastrointestinal ailments plague not only adults, but children as well. They say a lot of our health problems are gut related, and it is true. Through digestion, our body is supplied with nutrients and minerals we need, but also, the removal of waste products is discarded. If something goes wrong with the digestive process, pain and discomfort inevitably follow. If the issues are ignored, they can progress to a point where they affect quality of life. The good news is, chiropractic care has fast become a leading treatment for many digestive concerns.
What are these digestive issues?
Mostly, these are the large or small intestine related issues like Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, Diverticulitis, GERD, or irritable bowel syndrome. Many people also suffer from various food allergies and diseases that result in the chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. One then experiences symptoms of abdominal pain, reflux, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, etc. The most common medical treatment for some of these conditions is anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic medication, surgery and change in diet. And while sometimes necessary, this type of approach does not really deal with the cause of these conditions, instead, it addresses just the symptoms.
What can be done about it?
Although western culture will often prompt you to take medication, chiropractic care is an effective, natural and safe option which can help relieve these ailments. For example, the use of laxatives can lead to dehydration, mineral deficiency and even permanent damage to the nerves and muscles of the digestive tract with extensive use. Studies have shown chiropractic care may be more effective at long-term relief than many of the medications prescribed for digestive disturbances.
Your nervous system controls every part of your body, including your gastrointestinal system. Misalignments of your vertebrae interfere with the way nerves function, which can cause bones or spinal discs to press against, pinch or compress them. A chiropractor treats the source of your gut issues to safely help relieve irritation or discomfort and restore normal functioning. In some cases they also provide preventive care to reduce future health risks. Chiropractic treatment is an effective choice no matter what type of gastrointestinal issue you have. It may reduce flare-ups of Crohn’s disease, help relieve chronic constipation, decrease abdominal pain and bloating, and even ease colic in infants. Further, with digestive problems being so common, preventive care treatment can manage these systems and reduce the dependence on medications.
The ultimate goal is to correct the problem, not mask the symptoms. Living with severe stomach pain or other digestive problems can disrupt your regular routine and hinder you from living your best life. When this happens, seek the help of a chiropractor to deal with the root cause of your issue. With the right approach and technology, they can help you manage your gastrointestinal symptoms and live an optimal life.