Did you know that over $80 billion are spent each year on drugs to relieve heartburn, bloating, gas, acid reflux, irritable bowel, diarrhea, constipation, and other digestive disorders? These symptoms of abnormal digestion are becoming ever more prevalent in our society. Science and research have shown that chiropractic care offers a powerful solution to this modern-day epidemic.
The nervous system of your body controls digestive function from nerves that come out of the brain stem, down through your vertebrae (back bones), and from there out to your digestive organs. A misalignment in your spine can lead to compromised nerves which can alter digestive function.
Wellness oriented chiropractors search and find the location of such spinal misalignments termed `subluxations.` A specific chiropractic adjustment realigns the altered region(s) of your spine and restores nerve supply to the deficient organs. This chiropractic approach honors the body’s innate ability to heal by enhancing organ function & quality of life.
Several studies have demonstrated the power of chiropractic adjustments restoring optimal function in individuals with digestive problems. In one published case study, a young woman had been afflicted with irritable bowel symptoms once or twice a week for 5 years. After one chiropractic adjustment she noticed an easing of symptoms and within a short time all her digestive problems disappeared. When the report was published 2 years later she was still symptom free.
Another case study showed that chiropractic care can be effective for infants with digestive disturbances. Researchers chose three infants who were experiencing infrequent bowel movements with resulting distress. Parents of these infants had reported following medication regimens and diet changes without any results. The infants began chiropractic care and all three experienced almost immediate improvement. By the end of the study all three had bowel movements at least once every day.
Subluxations within specific areas of the spine can prevent the bowel and other digestive organs from functioning properly. Regular chiropractic care can help patients prevent and treat a wide range of digestive issues. For more information on how chiropractic can help you, please visit our home page at www.SuperDocDC.com.