How Chiropractic Care Can Ease Digestive Problems
Perhaps it’s due to our diets or inactivity. Perhaps it’s our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Whatever the cause, digestive troubles seem to be on the rise. Digestion is what moves food through your body; it keeps the nutrients and vitamins and rids itself of the toxins. When this part of your body slows down or stops working, the result can be a sluggish, tired, sickly, much less productive version of yourself. It can wreak havoc on all parts of your life, from your physical health to your mental well-being to your motivation. Getting a handle on digestive troubles can be tough, but it’s not impossible. Let’s take a look at this growing problem in America.
What exactly does “digestive trouble” mean?
Trouble with your digestive tract could be a lot of things. Some people suffer from chronic problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chron’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or Diverticulitis. All of these are irritations within the large or small intestine. They have what are called “flare-ups” where the symptoms and problems all come on at once and stick around for a while. Other people may suffer from chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, whether from a disease or food allergies, while still others may just suffer from a slower than normal digestive system. Whatever is giving you trouble, the symptoms are likely to range from abdominal pain, gas, bloating, a change in bowel habits, or a combination of all of these.
Who suffers from these illnesses?
Many types of digestive problems show up in middle age. The largest group of people suffering from a digestive disease are typically males aged 50 and older. For whatever reason, age plays a fairly large factor in these diseases. That doesn’t mean, however, that it can’t hit people of all ages. In recent years, more and more young people have been suffering from digestive trouble. It can attack both genders, all races, and all ages.
What can be done about it?
While some forms of digestive diseases require a doctor’s supervision and medication, others require nothing more than a change in dietary habits. Eating a healthy balanced diet can go a long way. Consuming large amounts of fiber and low amounts of sugar seems to be a good habit of sufferers of these kinds of diseases. Another great way to help with digestion is chiropractic care. Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body and promote healing. A misalignment of certain parts of the spine have also been shown to prevent proper digestion. Therefore, getting proper care may help to ease symptoms and get you moving again.
Where can I get help from a chiropractor?
The Joint...the Chiropractic Place, chiropractors may perform spinal manipulation to get your spine in proper alignment. You don’t need an appointment, as walk-ins are accepted daily. There’s also no need for insurance, as it’s not accepted, and an affordable pricing plan is set in place instead. If you need some relief from your digestive troubles, look no further than a little preventative chiropractic care.