Each year more than 80 billion dollars is spent on medicine to relieve digestive disorders from heartburn to constipation, bloating and gas to irritable bowels. Our society is becoming more and more reliant on these medicines as our culture is expanding to include new types of foods and more ways to eat unhealthily. But how do we tide this rising epidemic?

chiropractic_improves digestive disordersScience and research have shown that chiropractic care offers a powerful alternative way to solve this problem. The solution comes with looking at the root of the problem and addressing these issues rather than the temporary fix that most medicines provide.

The nervous system runs through the spine and controls the digestive system. Misalignment in any area of the spine can lead to altered digestive function. A good chiropractor focuses on achieving whole body wellness which means all parts of the body and spine in alignment and functioning at optimal capacity. By adjusting these “subluxations” or spinal misalignments, a chiropractor realigns the altered regions and restores nerve supply to the previously damaged areas. This approach honors the body’s innate ability to heal and works to enhance organ function and quality of life.

Several studies have demonstrated the power of chiropractic adjustments restoring optimal function in individuals with digestive disturbances. In a published case study, a young woman had been afflicted with IBS symptoms once or twice a week for 5 years. After one adjustment she noticed an easing of symptoms and within a short time all her digestive problems disappeared. When the report was published 2 years later she was still symptom free.

Dr Jim at We Care Wellness is passionate about full body wellness and his goal is to make sure each and every patient who walks out of his doors leaves feeling better, healthier, and happier inside and out. Make an appointment today to see what Dr. Jim can do for you and your health.