Manage IBS Naturally with Chiropractic

Over 30% of people across the country report suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a disease that affects the lower intestinal tract.  IBS symptoms can range from minor abdominal pain, bloating, and gas to painful cramping and irregular bowel movements.  IBS may not be as severe as other forms of digestive issues such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, but it is uncomfortable and irritating nonetheless.  When IBS symptoms hit, our first reaction may be to reach for medication to bring about relief.  But what you may not realize is that medication is only a short-term solution that doesn’t address the root of the problem.  Furthermore, medications come with a risk of potentially harmful side effects.  Before turning to medication, consider natural relief with chiropractic care from a Chamblee chiropractor.

IBS and the Nervous System

The central nervous system sends messages from the brain, down the spinal cord, and through the nerves to the rest of the body.  These messages should flow smoothly in order for the body to function at high levels of health.  Spinal misalignments can affect the nervous system and cause nerve interference that blocks communication and transportation of these messages.  The intestinal system is full of nerves, and nerve interference of any kind can disrupt function, resulting in symptoms of IBS. When the spine is in proper alignment, the body is able to send clear signals to each system, including the digestive system.  Chamblee chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja can remove nerve interference with gentle chiropractic adjustments so the nervous system can operate normally once again, resulting in a decline of IBS symptoms.

Whole Body Health

The overall focus of chiropractic care is improving spinal health to improve overall health and wellness of the entire body.  Regular visits to Dr. Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic promote natural healing of the body through proper spinal alignment to alleviate IBS, as well as to restore proper function and increase the health of the whole body.  Chiropractic is also a means to reduce your dependency on medication and other conventional methods by taking a more natural and proactive stance to your health.  The health of your spine plays a more important role in your whole body health than you may realize.

Case Studies Supporting Chiropractic Care for IBS

Clinical research studies support chiropractic care for IBS relief.  Multiple case studies have shown that regular chiropractic visits can have a positive impact on those suffering from IBS.  One such study looked at those with Crohn’s Disease, which is similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Every single patient in the case study saw a decrease in IBS symptoms with chiropractic care.  Additionally, another study of a 32-year-old woman who had struggled with IBS symptoms along with depression and anxiety for years found complete relief after being under regular chiropractic care. She had a regular bowel movement after just one adjustment!  She also saw vast improvements in her overall health, including her anxiety and depression.

Chiropractic care offers incredible benefits for your health.  If IBS has affected your life, take back control with chiropractic care.  Schedule a consultation with Dr. Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic today.



Nardi, J. “Resolution of Irritable Bowel Symptomatology in a Patient Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.” Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2013 Apr: 25-31.

Takeda, Y., Arai, S., Touichi, H. “Long Term Remission and Alleviation of Symptoms in Allergy and Crohn’s Disease Patients Following Spinal Adjustment for Reduction of Vertebral Subluxations.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2002; 4(4): 129-141.