Chiropractic: Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation

June 26, 2020

Chiropractic care helps your whole body function better, and that includes having regular bowel movements. How do spinal adjustments help your gut? And what qualifies as constipation? We’re so glad you asked. Here’s natural ways to relieve constipation.

What is considered constipation?

Not everyone goes to the bathroom regularly and you might not think that’s serious. Let’s compare it to piling up trash by your backdoor and missing trash day, week after week. It’s going to start causing problems. It’s not healthy. 

Your normal may not be as regular and healthy as you think. If you haven’t gone in three days, it may be normal for you, but your body is not functioning optimally.

Mayo Clinic describes constipation has having fewer than three bowel movements per week. And a healthy body likes to clean house more often than that.

Constipation is also described as having hard bowel movements or difficulty passing them. This points to a gut that isn’t working as well as it should be. 

How Spinal Adjustments Naturally Relieve Constipation

Let’s dig into anatomy. The nervous system affects and guides every part of your body, including bowel and bladder function.

Yes, all your bathroom business is governed by your nervous system. If your nerves aren’t doing their job well, your urine flow and kidney function will not operate at 100%. You may not realize how your body is affected at first, but over time, it becomes a bigger and bigger issue.

So what makes your nervous system inefficient? Subluxations. This is a technical term for when the vertebrae that house the spinal cord have shifted and become misaligned. This causes pressure on the nervous; and they don’t carry messages very well under pressure.

Gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments remove those subluxations that are interfering with the nervous system.

These subluxations don’t even have to hurt to reduce function in your gut, digestion and bowel movements. Before you realize it, you’re no longer regular. That doesn’t even take into account other less visible signs, such as lessened nutrient absorption!   

This interesting article from 2015 studied how chiropractic care can be helpful with various gastrointestinal disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and chronic constipation. It found patients had “mild to moderate improvements” while under care. 

Testimonials from Choice Chiropractic

You might come in for care for a variety of reasons, without even thinking about constipation. However, when you get off the adjusting table, you may start feeling things release and move. Or like one practice member said, “I need to go to the bathroom right now!”

Dr. Jill often hears from parents of constipated babies that they hadn’t even made it home before there was a diaper blowout. 

Your Next Step

Come to Choice Chiropractic and get adjusted by Dr. Jill Thompson as part of your healthy lifestyle! Call (904) 718-9036 for an appointment and come to 3771 San Jose Place Suite 26, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Resources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/constipation/symptoms-causes/syc-20354253

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4486990/

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