Each year 62 million people are diagnosed with digestive disorders according to the National Institute of Health.
Common disorders include: Constipation. GERD (affects nearly ⅓ of American population) , Gallstones, Celiac disease, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, and peptic ulcers.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder with worldwide prevalence rates ranging generally in the area of 10–15%.
Chronic constipation, Gerd and peptic ulcers a close second.
Digestive issues can develop as a result of one’s lifestyle and too much stress on the nervous system which inhibits the function of the organs, glands and tissues of the digestive system.
Chiropractic adjustments influence brain function allowing it to communicate properly so that it can keep the systems in your body functioning as they should. This includes your digestive system.
We see children and adults alike begin to have regular bowel movements after just several chiropractic adjustments.
There are numerous studies that show the effectiveness of chiropractic care in helping to significantly improve and even alleviate digestive disorders.
In one study conducted in 2012, 210 IBS patients were divided into two random groups. One group received chiropractic care while the other took medication for their IBS symptoms.
Post treatment results showed that after just 5 chiropractic adjustments, 92 cases in that group had excellent results, 10 cases had good results, 3 cases had fair results and 0 cases had poor results.
In the group that took medication, 30 cases had excellent results, 41 cases had good results, 12 cases had fair results, and 22 cases had poor results.
Regular chiropractic care provides a safe and natural alternative In helping people with digestive disorders, Whereas medication will only cover up the symptoms, add more stress to the nervous system and not get to the root cause of the issue.
If you or someone you love is suffering from digestive issues give our office a call to see how we can help!
Source: Qu L., et al. Irritable bowel syndrome treated by traditional Chinese spinal orthopedic manipulation. J Tradit Chin Med. Dec 2012; 32(4):565-70.