Digestive complaints are a highly common medical complaint. Bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation are all symptoms which are frequently brought to the attention of health professionals – but they aren’t always correctly diagnosed or fully alleviated using “conventional” methods. In these cases, chiropractic care can be an effective alternative solution.
Digestive Disorder Causes
Digestive disorders can be caused by a variety of factors. While parasites, viruses and hereditary susceptibility may sometimes play a role, the significance of stress and diet shouldn’t be downplayed. It’s important to get tested to rule out some of the more quantifiable culprits in stomach pain and dysfunction, such as the bacteria h. pylori, lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance.
Digestive Disorders: A Chiropractic Approach
A chiropractor will approach abdominal issues by using spinal realignment techniques. Just like the spinal cord, the digestive system is full of nerve cells. The small intestine, for instance, contains as many nerve cells as the spinal cord. Since nerve cells communicate messages to the brain and pass through the spinal column to do so, it’s possible for spinal misalignment to lead to miscommunicated messages from the gut to the brain.
In one trial involving patients suffering from ulcers, chiropractic treatment was found to both lower patients’ pain levels more than normal treatment, but also quicken ulcer remission time by ten days. Chiropractic adjustment may also help to alleviate stress triggers that are related to digestive difficulties. Chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn’t involve taking medicines with potentially negative side effects – as such, it represents a good treatment option for people who are suffering from digestive pain.