Chiropractic treatment is a good alternative to traditional medicine for back pain. However, chiropractic benefits go beyond managing back pain. It has become popular in reducing blood pressure, improving mental clarity, headaches, and even managing bowel irregularities. In this article, we will discuss chiropractic treatment for constipation and how Mauricio Chiropractic can help manage it.

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What Is Constipation?

Constipation is the difficulty experienced and reduced frequency in eliminating feces. Children just like adults suffer from constipation. This is because their abdominal muscles are not as strong as the adults’ making constipation a serious threat. Statistics state that around 25% of the visits to pediatric gastroenterologists are about constipation.

Causes of Constipation

You may experience constipation for a number of reasons at any given time. One of the causes could be an improper diet. Sometimes, when you take medications for long periods of time can cause constipation as a side effect. Additionally, if you rely on laxatives all the time to go to the restroom it can have a reverse effect and cause constipation.

Sometimes, even a misalignment on the lumbar spine can cause a breach in the communication between your central nervous system and your digestive system, causing constipation.

It doesn’t matter what is causing your discomfort, you need to find a solution now.

Medications only treat the constipation symptoms, not the cause, this is why they are not the ideal solution. However, if you choose the chiropractic route in the Orlando area, Mauricio Chiropractic has proven to provide relief for patients with constipation.

Constipation Complications

There are a number of complications that can occur if you don’t have regular, soft bowel movements. These include:

  • Inflamed, swollen veins in your rectum, commonly called hemorrhoids
  • Tears in the lining of your anus from hard stool trying to pass through commonly called anal fissures
  • Diverticulitis, an infection in pouches that can form off the colon wall from infected stool that is trapped
  • Fecal impaction, a pile-up of too much stool in the rectum or anus
  • Pelvic floor muscle damage from straining to move the bowels

Chiropractic Treatment For Constipation

The digestive system just like any of our body’s systems is linked to the nervous system. Therefore, any irregularity in the digestive system is linked to the nervous system in a way.

Like we mentioned above, constipation can occur due to spinal misalignment or subluxation in the upper lumbar region and in the lower thoracic region. There are of course other causes. However, if this is the cause of your constipation, chiropractic care is your best alternative to manage your condition.

Chiropractic treatment for constipation includes spinal manipulation, stretching, and soft tissue therapy to correct spinal misalignment. Normally, at Mauricio Chiropractic, our doctors use their hands to guide the vertebrae back to their normal position, correcting the subluxation.

This reduces the pressure on the nerves greatly, therefore the message from the brain on the need to defecate will not be interrupted. This is how the normal functions will resume.

It is important to know that chiropractic care is not a one-day miracle. Your chiropractor will advise you to do regular visits for you to properly benefit from chiropractic care. If necessary, he will also advise for fiber and fluid intake among other things.

Chiropractic Treatment For Constipation In The Orlando Area

If you or a loved one is suffering from constipation, there is relief available! For those living in the Orlando area, Mauricio Chiropractic is here to help you. Our team is available for a consultation and to help you improve your digestive system and overall health. Click here to schedule an appointment today!