According to research by the G.I. Alliance, more than twenty million Americans suffer from chronic gastrointestinal or digestive issues. The same study revealed that 25% of surgeries are necessitated due to digestive system issues, and that digestive issues are the leading cause of workforce disabilities. These are staggering numbers, and if you’ll pardon the pun, hard to swallow, as these types of issues, while maybe not curable, can oftentimes be mitigated.
It is more common for adults over the age of 50 to be affected by chronic digestive issues, but issues can arise at any age, in different forms. Because digestive health is so important, as it is a catalyst for the rest of your body’s health, issues cannot be overlooked. The average adult should know what to look for and a little about what can be done to help.
Common Digestive Issues That Chiropractic Care Helps
There are a range of issues that manifest themselves in very different ways, but some of the more common digestive issues that regular chiropractic care has been known to help include Celiac Disease (gluten issues), gallstones or kidney stones, Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (bowel issues), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD – or acid indigestion), just to name a few.
There are of course many factors into why our bodies act the way they do. It has been concluded that most chronic digestive issues are hereditary (meaning, they have been passed on to you from one, or both, of your parents). There are, however, a number of environmental factors that can exacerbate your issues. Things like extended travel, stress, emotions/mood, dietary changes, and certain types of medications can all have a tremendous effect on the health of your digestive system.
Why A Chiropractor And Not My Regular Doctor?
This is a natural question, and the Chiropractor is not the first place you call when you’re dealing with digestive health issues. We get that. Know, though, that the nervous system and the digestive system are connected in that one generally suffers when the other does. For instance, if you’re suffering from an issue with your GI tract, you will likely also be dealing with minor, but consistent, back pain. There are also many nerves along the spine that are connected to many sensations we feel. Having regular adjustments will minimize swelling and pressure on the nerves, which means you will be feeling better.
If you are suffering from digestive issues, consider seeking treatment that will not require any surgeries or require you to add another medication to what you already take. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment that has therapeutic wellness plans that are tailored to meet your needs. To schedule a consultation, call the team at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities at (763) 541-1280, or send us a message online today!