Chiropractic care has been shown effective in the treatment of patients with digestive problems. Infants with infrequent bowel syndrome displayed almost immediate relief of their symptoms after their chiropractic sessions, according to a study.
In yet another study, it showed a verifiable link between misalignments of the spine and the onset of Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease results in inflammation along the small intestine, affecting any part of the digestive tract. In addition to pain, this inflammation results in frequent emptying of the intestines and diarrhea.
The prevailing theory around the cause of Crohn’s disease is that the immune system is acting in response to a virus or bacterium. To treat the inflammation of Crohn’s disease, the traditional approach is to use corticosteroids. But corticosteroids’ serious side-effects may put one at a greater risk of infection. Also used are medications that block the immunological system. Researchers of the study sought to look for treatment options that boosted the immune system (as opposed to suppressing it) in a way that did not rely on the use of drugs.
Another study revealed the link between spinal misalignments and a wide range of conditions including ulcerative colitis, asthma, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel disorder. It showed that correcting those displacements caused improvement (and sometimes complete remission) of symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Research indicates that there’s added value to chiropractic care. Along with treating the digestive condition, chiropractic care also seeks to improve the patient’s quality of life.
For a comprehensive evaluation of your digestive condition, contact a chiropractor
Chiropractors adjust misalignments of the spine that interfere with nerve function. These problems can be painlessly corrected. Once the misalignment is treated, the troublesome symptoms will likely go away as well.
Chiropractic care can benefit those suffering from digestive disorders by restoring the digestive processes’ natural rhythm. Along with spinal manipulation, a doctor of chiropractic could also offer nutritional counseling. You may also receive recommendations for healing herbs, vitamins, and mineral supplements to enhance the scope of your treatment.