Chiropractic does not “treat” digestive issues. However, since the digestive process is under direct control of the nervous system and chiropractic care works with the nervous system, digestive issues can resolve with chiropractic care. Acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn’s Disease can be helped with chiropractic care. 1,2,3
In our office we see digestive issues primarily present themselves in three ways. The first presents as an all diet and environmental caused issue. The second is an all neural (nerve disturbance/subluxation) caused issue. And the third and most common is a combination of diet, environment, and neural. It can be difficult to determine which is affecting you or your loved one, but that is what we’re here to help with!
The first thing we do in our office is determine if there is nerve disturbance causing or contributing to your digestive issues. We are able to do this through a thorough history discussion and a state of the art non-invasive nervous system evaluation.
The reason our approach is so successful when compared to other common approaches to dealing with digestive issues is that we are focused on addressing the cause of the digestive issue. Other common treatments focus on addressing the effect (symptom) or only focus on the diet and environment while completely neglecting the nerve component. If both diet and nerve disturbance are the cause and they are not addressed the results will be mixed at best.
Following the history and evaluation, if we can find out we can help, we will present a care plan to correct the problem.
Call today to set up an appointment and find out if we’re the answer you’ve been searching for.
- Indigestion and Heartburn: A Descriptive Study of Prevalence in Persons Seeking Care from Chiropractors. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996 (Jun); 19 (5): 317–32
- Long Term Remission and Alleviation of Symptoms in Allergy and Crohn's Disease Patients Following Spinal Adjustment for Reduction of Vertebral Subluxations. J Vertebral Subluxation Research 2003 (Mar); 4 (4):
- Resolution of symptoms of chronic constipation in an 8-year-old male after chiropractic treatment.. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Jan;30(1):65-8.