You have been backed up and constipated for days. You’re lying in bed rolled up in a ball with stomach pains and low back pain. You have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and prescribed laxatives. However, they are causing a lot of bloating and cramping. You even went to emergency and got an enema. That didn’t work. Relief from constipation could be as simple as getting some chiropractic care. I have two stories to share with you. There’s very little HARD scientific … [Read more...]
What do gut problems like heartburn, GERD, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome have to do with chiropractic care? The underlying causes of heartburn, GERD, and irritable bowel syndrome can cause inflammation (swelling) through the body. Inflammation has a negative impact on your brain and can cause joint and muscle pain.
If you get recurrent low back pain, neck pain, or headaches, despite receiving regular chiropractic care you may want to consider your underlying gut problems could be the source of this pain.
When you understand the underlying cause of your gut problems you can treat it more effectively and get your life back. Underlying causes can be food intolerances, low stomach acid, overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, or other gut conditions. Sometimes the nerve supply from the brain and spine to the smooth muscles in your gut isn’t working properly. Sometimes the valve between your small and large intestine doesn’t open or close correctly.
There are many natural ways to treat the underlying cause of your gut problems that are safe and effective. Treating the underlying cause naturally will help get you well and keep you well.
Do you get a burning sensation and pain dead centre in your stomach area and it seems to radiate into your mid-back? Keeled over in a ball holding your stomach isn’t how you want to spend your day. Taking antacids for it doesn’t seem to help either. Could getting chiropractic care help you get heartburn relief? The studies done on chiropractic care and heartburn are weak. There is not enough evidence to draw solid conclusions on how effective chiropractic care is for treating heartburn or … [Read more...]
Patients who have gut problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, or heartburn/reflux often find eating vegetables can make their symptoms worse. Does this describe you? Find out how you can tolerate vegetables better with proper preparation. Most vegetables (and some fruit) contain a high amount of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is the hard chewy part of the vegetables humans can’t digest. Although insoluble fiber is healthy for your gut, if you have an … [Read more...]