When it comes to irritable bowel syndrome, treatment often focuses on controlling the symptoms — uncomfortable abdominal pain, cramping, gas, and diarrhea or constipation.
IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine, and symptoms usually occur during abnormal bowel contractions. It affects more women than men, and it can become an impediment to daily life, affecting a person’s social and professional habits.
IBS is thought to be triggered by diet or stress, but there are also neurological imbalances at play. Research has shown that chiropractic care can help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by focusing on the body’s central nervous system.
When there’s interference in the nerves that run between the brain and the intestines, it causes irregularities with bowel functions; a trained chiropractor can work to alleviate these interferences and restore normal functions without the need for over-the-counter or prescription medication.
Spinal adjustments – specifically, realignment of the vertebra in the thoracolumbar region — can help alleviate pressure on nerves, allowing for normal communication between the brain and the gut. Chiropractic care also helps reduce stress.
A 2011 study in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that clinicians considered the practice to be especially beneficial for patients suffering from constipation.
In addition to regular adjustments, examining one’s diet may help alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms of IBS.
Fatty or greasy foods, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, rich or creamy dairy products, gluten from wheat or barley, alcohol, caffeine, and soda may all trigger symptoms and should be avoided. Boosting fiber from natural sources, such as fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, and eating smaller meals may also help reduce symptoms.
The Chiropractic Clinics of Dr. Jason B. Kaster in Fort Myers and Naples can help alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with chiropractic care and a nutritional evaluation. Our facilities also offer treatment services for back pain, headaches, arthritis, car accident injuries, sports or work injuries, and more. For a complete list of services or to schedule a consultation, visit our website or call 239-332-2555.
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Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers and Naples, can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.