Constipation is a condition that is rarely talked about but affects millions of people accross the counrty. There are a number of different factors that can lead to constipation. Anything from stress, travel, the food you eat, the water you drink, or your activity level can have significant effects the functions of your digestive system. There are also certain viruses, bacteria or disease processes that can affect what comes out of the other end. Needless to say, if you are experiencing constipation, it is very important to consult your doctor to see what could be causing your symptoms. However, for the most part, the causes of constipation are fairly benign and can be managed by altering small aspects of your daily life, including your diet.
The treatment for constipation differs greatly depending on what is causing you to experience these symptoms in the first place! Stress, diet and dehydration are some of the most common culprits when it comes to experiencing the discomfort and inconvenience of constipation. In these cases, constipation is often chronic and recurring. So what does all of this have to do with chiropractic? Well, quite a bit actually! As you can see, many of the reasons for experiencing constipation are lifestyle related. If this is the case in your situation, your chiropractor will evaluate these aspects of your life and come up with a unique treatment plan to correct your nutritional imbalances and allow you to regain control of your digestive tract! Additionally, research has shown that chiropractic adjustments may help improve the "motility" (the contraction of your intestinal tract that propels digested food through your intestines) of your intestinal tract, allowing you to push waste out of your system more easily. Why does this happen? Administering chiropractic adjustments to certain areas of your spine can provide greater freedom for movement of nerves exiting the spine. In this case, specifically the nerves that supply your intestinal tract and allow it to function properly. Restoring proper nerve function to those important areas of your body may be what it needs to continue carrying out its duties. To find out if chiropractic care might be right for you, we invite you to contact our office to schedule your free initial consultation with Dr. Fleming. She will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about your condition. If you're ready to schedule, you may visit our scheduling tab to schedule your first visit at our office. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Alesha Fleming
Natural Health and Wellness Chiropractic, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL
Dr. Fleming is a family chiropractor in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is passionate about preventative health care and nutrition and enjoys empowering her patients to improve their health and fitness, one day at a time!