Digestive Problems

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Digestive Problems

Many people suffer with a form of digestive problem at some point in their life.  While these are mostly due to bacteria and viruses that result in a short bout of illness there are also some conditions which result in long-term problems.  A range of problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux, constipation and indigestion can cause on-going pain and discomfort for sufferers.  Many of these conditions have no easily identifiable cause and can result in years of dependence on painkillers and anti-acid drugs.


Digestive problems sometimes occur because of the wrong type of diet, a lack of exercise, dehydration or obesity.  It is therefore important to look at the lifestyle of someone suffering from digestive problems to see if there are clues as to what may be causing or exacerbating problems.  Keeping a food diary may help identify dietary factors.  Eating too much spicy food, drinking too much acidic liquid or not eating enough fiber can all contribute to problems with the digestive system.  Exercise can help speed up the digestive process and keep bowel movements regular.  A simple walk for 20 minutes can be enough to get the body working and help the digestive process.  Maintaining a healthy weight, keeping blood sugar levels even throughout the day and drinking water regularly can also assist the body to process food more easily.

Chiropractic adjustment

Other non-drug based ways to manage a digestive problem can be of assistance.  Chiropractic manipulation of the spine can bring relief from some symptoms of digestive problems and is reported to have cleared up some digestive disorders.  In addition to advice on lifestyle factors that may help a digestive disorder, the chiropractic adjustment can provide physical relief from some symptoms.  A chiropractor will examine the whole spine and treat areas of the back that are not aligned.  The treatment works through deep tissue massage, spinal adjustment and manual manipulation of stiff joints in the back.  By freeing up the joints and nerves in the back, a chiropractor aims to improve the function of the whole nervous system.


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