Dealing with digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, dyspepsia, gas, and abdominal pain can be difficult. Digestive problems can distract you during your work, make it hard to enjoy eating, and may even keep you homebound. Those who struggle with these issues may try multiple medications or doctors to help reduce their symptoms, but one thing they may not consider is working with a chiropractor.
A chiropractor can help manage your stomach problems by improving your spine shape and your joint mobility. We want to share more information about how chiropractic helps with digestion and how it can help those with digestive diseases listed above.
Common Symptoms Of Digestive Problems
Each person will experience different symptoms and react to different foods depending on what digestive issue they have. There are some common symptoms that come with Chrons, IBS, indigestion, etc.
Some common symptoms to watch for can include:
- Going to the bathroom more often than you should
- Runny bowel movements
- Blood in stool
- Difficulty having bowel movements
- Severe lack of energy
- Noticing cramping in your stomach
Subluxation In The Spine
The slight misalignment of your vertebrae is known as subluxation. If this occurs in certain areas of the spine it can lead to problems like diarrhea and constipation and disrupt the communication between the spine and the digestive system.
Chiropractors focus on improving subluxations and spinal miscommunication so that your entire body can function better. A chiropractic adjustment helps to reduce pressure on the spine and nerves, which can help your brain relay key information to the digestive system. Nerves in the body carry information to the brain that can help your body to process food or drinks. Adjusting your spine or abdominal muscles can help you limit constipation or bloating.
How The Digestive System Is Connected To The Spine
Understanding how your spine is connected to the digestive system may help you feel more open to chiropractic care. Chiropractors are versed in the spinal cord, vertebrae, and back, but these areas can help contribute to other mobility areas of the body.
Your digestive tract gets signals from your spinal cord so that your whole body can work to digest food, and nutrients, and expel unneeded waste. Your body contains nerves from the spine to your digestive system and if signals can not make it all the way to your brain, your digestive system will have a hard time working properly.
Chiropractors can look at the state of your spine and other body systems to see where they can make adjustments. Talking with your chiropractor about your goals and where you are experiencing pain can help you both understand where to adjust and help improve your digestion.
How Can Chiropractic Help Aid In Digestion?
Manual therapy is used by chiropractors to help realign spinal discs, vertebrae, and muscle groups. Your digestive tract can be blocked by misalignment or your body may not be able to absorb certain nutrients because of the misalignment of the spine.
When your chiropractor adjusts your spine, it helps you to digest minerals and vitamins and helps you feel more energized. Chiropractic treatment can help in digestion but it can also give you more energy to exercise and sleep better which can help you feel less bloated or have limited bowel movements.
Chiropractic With Elevate Wellness
Our team at Elevate Wellness can help improve mobility in patients and improve other issues such as headaches, digestion, injuries, and stress. Elevate Wellness and our chiropractor, Dr. Simmonds, can help patients of all ages to gain a better quality of life.
Chiropractic can help with digestion, but it can also help with many other issues or prepare you for situations in life. Pregnant women, athletes, and the elderly can all benefit from proper chiropractic care as well. Chiropractic can help your joints move better, prevent injury, and help your brain communicate with all systems clearly.
Contact our team to learn more about what we can offer and schedule an appointment!