Chiropractic care can help ease the pain brought on by any number of conditions, from recently sustained injuries to chronic conditions. But can chiropractic treatments help ease the discomforts associated with digestive disorders?
A growing number of Americans are experiencing digestion issues every year, ranging from mild to severe.
Some of the most common digestive disorders include:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Lactose Intolerance
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
These digestive issues involve irritation of the large and small intestines. Some people deal with digestion problems that occur as “flare-ups,” and others experience symptoms that are triggered by certain foods or conditions.
No matter what the cause, it’s important to seek treatment to address your uncomfortable digestive issues with effective solutions.
While many doctors will prescribe different types of medication to try and address your digestive disorder symptoms, oftentimes, these prescription drugs do nothing more than temporarily mask the real issues beneath the surface.
Thankfully, there are natural and alternative solutions, such as healthy eating and chiropractic care, that can treat the source of your digestive discomfort without the need for harsh medications.
Maintaining a healthy diet can make a major difference in the way your body processes your food and absorbs nutrients. Several different types of food can help ease digestion, depending on your condition.
Some of these foods include:
- Unsaturated fats, such as olive oil
- Fiber-rich vegetables, such as carrots, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and leafy greens
- Whole grains
- Fiber-rich and vitamin-rich fruits, such as apples, bananas, and oranges
- Probiotic-rich yogurt
In addition to healthy eating, chiropractic care is another viable solution for digestive relief. Getting regular chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Because the spine houses the central nervous system, if even one vertebra is out of place, it can cause all kinds of issues that may seem initially unrelated to the spine. This is why getting regular spinal adjustments when you have digestive issues is effective for promoting healing and improving the overall function of the digestive system. When pressure, inflammation, and irritation are relieved, the body will run much more smoothly.
Symptoms of Digestive Disorders
If you have a digestive disorder, this is typically characterized by any number of digestion-related symptoms, including, but not limited to:
Symptoms of indigestion could indicate a more serious underlying gastrointestinal problem. It’s always important to speak with a medical professional when experiencing any unusual symptoms or health issues.
No matter what types of digestive disorder symptoms you are experiencing, there is an effective solution for you. To learn more about chiropractic care and healthy eating for digestive disorders, give us a call at 661-587-0700 to schedule your initial complimentary consultation and get started on the road to wellness.