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Constipated? Visit Your Chiropractor

It may seem quite counter-intuitive to think of the chiropractor if you have found yourself feeling backed up. The truth is that an adjustment may be exactly what the doctor ordered.

How Chiropractic Can Help Relieve Constipation

For people who are suffering from constipation, lower spine chiropractic adjustments can be helpful to gain relief. The muscles in the intestine exert force to push stool to the anus, which then exits the body.

There, the nerve cells in the intestine known as ganglion cells trigger the movement. The nerves then connect to the celiac ganglion and innervate various organs, including the liver, kidney, gallbladder, small and large intestines, and stomach.

When the vertebrae are misaligned in this region, it can affect the nerve roots that are connected to the various organs in the intestine. This could cause gastrointestinal issues. Once adjusted and realigned, nerve signals can flow easily again, and the issue is often resolved.

A Testimonial from a Happy Mother

“Before my daughter was even able to eat solid food, she started experiencing constipation. The pediatrician suggested giving her prunes, but we avoided most baby food as they could worsen the issue. Eventually, her problem worsened, and she was advised to drink watered-down prune juice.

We then decided to try changing pediatricians. We were only told to give her Miralax every day. I knew that this was not the best solution as it only masked the issue. Thankfully I had begun seeing a chiropractor before my daughter was born.

After talking to my chiropractor about my daughter’s condition, he suggested that my daughter get adjusted. I knew that it was not going to hurt her, and I was not worried about it. The first adjustment resulted in no more pain, and my daughter no longer cried whenever she had to go to the bathroom.

My daughter just turned seven years old, and since she began chiropractic care she no longer experiences stomach issues. She has grown up happy to come in for an adjustment and when we go together, she always wants to go first.

I am very grateful for chiropractic care and the good health it has brought our family.”

– Trish & Tracy Dolan, Cape Coral, Florida

If you or someone you know can benefit from this information, please share it with them and if they are in the Southwest Florida area, encourage them to call 239-332-2555 and make an appointment. Visit to learn more about our practice.

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