Chiropractic Care May Help Treat G.I. Disorders

Ask any doctor or healthcare provider (or really, any human with a vague understanding of human anatomy) about the digestive tract, and you’ll pretty much get one basic opinion: it’s complicated, and it can cause a lot of physical grief at even the slightest issue or provocation.

Most of the problem lies in the fact that the gastrointestinal tract (the G.I tract) is made up of so many different organs: there’s the gallbladder, the stomach, the large and small intestines, and that’s just to start. Even the liver and the pancreas can cause some pain and discomfort in the process of digestion at the slightest disturbance.

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this pain and discomfort from occurring in the G.I tract – and no, you don’t necessarily have to rely on risky medications or other invasive procedures in order to do this. With the help of some advice from an article by Chiropractic Now, here are some of my tips for improving the health of your G.I tract, even if you have a G.I disorder.

Your diet can really have a significant impact on whether you have a healthy G.I. tract or not, so it’s important to take into serious consideration what foods you should be eating, and which ones you should definitely be avoiding. You can always have a discussion with your doctor or primary healthcare giver about how to improve your diet. For example, many people with chronic stomach pain and discomfort tend to find that peppermint and ginger are foods that are remarkably effective at settling the stomach. That’s because they have properties that actually prevent and stop muscles in the stomach from having spasms. This may mean that you should avoid foods that are spicy, greasy, or fried, since these types of foods are known to make an upset stomach even more queasy and uncomfortable.

Keep a food diary and record every single thing you eat, along with how you feel both physically and emotionally immediately following each food. This will help you figure out what you should and should not eat. Finally, seeing a chiropractor can really help improve any G.I. tract disorders or other conditions you may have that cause pain and discomfort in the stomach. A licensed doctor of chiropractic will use applied pressure and force to manipulate your spinal column back into its proper position. When your body is aligned properly, you may notice a sudden or gradual decrease in any discomfort you have been experiencing.  

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