Find Constipation Relief with Chiropractic

A large number of doctors’ visits are surprising due to constipation issues.  Among both children and adults, constipation can be a very real problem.  Constipation can be very uncomfortable and painful no matter what age, causing bloating, abdominal pain, and back pain.  More severe cases of constipation can lead to serious concerns like hemorrhoids, vomiting, anal fissures, or rectal prolapse. Children are more likely to experience constipation problems because of fear, uncertainty, or inability to relieve themselves, and they may not understand what the problem is or how to fix it, which can lead to prolonged constipation.  While many people think of chiropractic care as a way to address back or neck pain, it is actually so much more than that.  Believe it or not, chiropractic care from a Lilburn chiropractor can be the answer you have been looking for if you need constipation relief.

What Works to Help Constipation?

A change in diet could prove to help eliminate constipation issues.  But the question still remains, why can some people eat a low fiber diet and have no issues at all, while others who pay attention to what they eat and strive for a diet high in fiber still have issues with constipation?  The answer is that they aren’t getting to the root cause of constipation issues.  Sometimes, medications such as laxatives can provide constipation relief, but relief from laxatives is short lived and constipation troubles usually return.  So what can be done to find long-lasting relief?  The answer may be chiropractic care from a Lilburn chiropractor.

The Key to Constipation Relief

Chiropractic care from Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic may be the key to your constipation relief as it seeks to get the root of constipation issues: spinal misalignments.  What many people don’t realize is that the spine plays an important role in our overall health.  In fact, several vertebrae of the spine are linked to the small and large intestines.  Any vertebrae that are twisted, turned, or out of place can impact the digestive system, causing nerve interference and stopping the brain from sending and receiving proper messages.  When children or adults complain of constipation, Lilburn chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja can perform gentle adjustments of the spine in order to bring about relief.  Many times, the relief is immediate!

The Impact of Chiropractic for Those with Constipation

Less than three bowel movements a week is a sure sign of constipation.  Thankfully, chiropractic case studies show the positive benefits of chiropractic care for relieving constipation issues.  One such case study looked at three children all under the age of two who struggled with constipation.  They were only having bowel movements one to two times a week, but nothing the parents tried seemed to help.  Finally, they turned to chiropractic care and all three children were able to have regular bowel movements without straining or bleeding.  Other studies have produced similar results, showing that chiropractic care can result in more frequent and less painful bowel movements for constipation relief.

If you or your child suffers from constipation, turn to chiropractic care.  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic today and see what chiropractic care can do for you.

 

Sources

Angus, K., Asgharifar, S., & Gleberzon, B. “What Effect Does Chiropractic Treatment Have on Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders: A Narrative Review of the Literature.” The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 2015, June; 59(2): 122-133. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4486990/

Meyer, D. & Alcantara, J. “Successful Resolution of Chronic Constipation in Pediatric Patients with Adjustments to Sites of Vertebral Subluxation.” International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Clinical Chiropractic, 2008. http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/successful-resolution-of-chronic-constipation-in-pediatric-patients-with-adjustments-to-sites-of-vertebral-subluxation.html