Can specific, scientific chiropractic care help with digestive problems?
At one time or another, we have all experienced the discomfort of bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea or constipation, but for many this is a daily occurrence. What has been found to be common with people who have digestive problems such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, IBS and Crohn’s is that often there are misalignments in the low back. At each level of your spine, nerves send vital messages to organs, glands and tissues. When a vertebrae is out of place, this can put pressure on the nerves and cause the signal to the organs to be disrupted.
According to the results of a recent study on “Chronic Nerve Compression,” Subluxation may play a significant role in the cause of Crohn’s Disease and other digestive problems.
The pressure on the nervous system that results from chronic undetected subluxation (spinal misalignment) can have significant effects on digestion and the absorption of nutrients and liquids.
“It is easy to see why people with all kinds of digestive and intestinal disorders respond very well to specific Chiropractic Corrective Adjustments. All human processes are monitored and controlled by the human brain, spinal cord and the network of nerves exiting the spine that run through the whole body,” the researchers said.
Dr. Ballam reminds us that there is an alternative to conventional and sometimes dangerous laxatives and medical methods of attempting to improve bowel function. Not only should a change in diet and nutrition be looked at, but also the health and the state of the spine and nervous system.
In a study looking at Chiropractic patients with digestive problems, a massive 70% of the patients who had battled with chronic digestive problems showed long term and stable remission of their symptoms without the need for drugs after receiving 12 – 52 weeks of specific corrective chiropractic adjustments.