Who knew chiropractic care could help with constipation? Well, we did!
Did you know over 1 million hospitalizations are due to constipation each year? Constipation most commonly affects women, the elderly, and infants, but anyone is susceptible.
Constipation can be a very uncomfortable feeling, but it’s also unhealthy for your body to not be able to get rid of waste.
Symptoms of constipation can include:
- Stomach pain
- Back pain
- Anal Fissures
Constipation can be caused by a number of things, including not enough water, not being active, stress, certain medications, or changes in your diet.
Constipation can also be caused by misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine. The spine connects to the celiac ganglion, which connects to special nerves in the intestine that make the muscles in the anus push.
If you are suffering from constipation, it’s incredibly likely that you have a spinal misalignment, or a subluxation. Subluxations in L1 and L2 are common causes of constipation. If you believe you are constipated we suggest you come in for an exam. When given the exam, our chiropractors take an x-ray to determine whether or not there is an issue chiropractic care can help.
If it is an issues chiropractic care can help with, then you can begin treatments right away! How long it takes to clear up can depend on age, the severity of the issues, and nerve regeneration. Some take a few treatments while others may take a series, but we guarantee to work with you till you see results.
If chiropractic can’t help, laser therapy may also be an option. At Millard Family Chiropractic and Wellness, we often use this laser therapy for constipation when there is a high emotional component. We use a cold laser on acupuncture points that can help the cells reproduce, reducing pain and inflammation in the area. However, this is for special cases, as most often chiropractic can cure the constipation.
From babies to seniors, chiropractic care is a great way to relieve the discomfort from constipation and bring back balance into the body. If you are interested in trying chiropractic care to relieve your constipation, contact us today. We also offer pediatric chiropractors for children and babies also suffering constipation.