IBS Relief with Chiropractic Care

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Many Americans report suffering from digestive problems like Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis.  Among one of the top digestive issues people face is Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS.  IBS may be one of the least severe forms of digestive issues, but it can be incredibly uncomfortable and annoying, and it can greatly disturb your quality of life.  If IBS is affecting your life, Bentonville chiropractic care is a great way to start addressing your digestive issues so you can get back to enjoying life once again.

What Causes IBS?

Both medical doctors and chiropractors alike have discovered that the nervous system directly affects the digestive system.  It may even be the primary or singular cause of your IBS symptoms.  The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system which is responsible for sending and receiving messages throughout the body.  Spinal misalignments can cause nerve interference and disrupt communication.  If the brain can’t communicate properly with the rest of the body, it can’t function properly.  Chiropractic care from Dr. Tom Niemela, a Bentonville chiropractor, can remove spinal misalignments and reduce nerve interference so your digestive system and intestinal tract can operate at optimal levels of health and function.

What Treatment Options are Available for IBS?

Men and women alike can be affected by IBS.  The first reaction for many is to reach for over-the-counter or prescription medication.  But medication is only a temporary solution that simply covers up symptoms for a short time.  Not only is it not a long-term fix, but medications also come with potentially harmful side effects that often do more harm than good.  Thankfully, there is another excellent option for treating IBS symptoms.  Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic can help.  Chiropractic care has proven to be extremely beneficial for those suffering from painful and uncomfortable IBS symptoms.  Because the lumbar vertebrae house the nerves that run to the digestive system, any misalignment will lead to problems.  A gentle and specific chiropractic adjustment from Dr. Niemela will correct spinal misalignments to alleviate digestive issues such as IBS.

Have Others Experienced Relief?

Multiple scientific studies have concluded that regular chiropractic care does indeed provide relief from symptoms of IBS.  Consistent visits to a Bentonville chiropractor have helped others, and neurologically-based chiropractic care can help you too.  For instance, one chiropractic case study looked at individuals with Crohn’s disease, which has similar symptoms to IBS.  Chiropractic adjustments helped almost every single patient experience a decrease in painful digestive issues.  Another case study focused on a 32-year-old woman who had struggled with IBS along with anxiety and depression for over 10 years.  After just one adjustment, she was able to have a regular bowel movement.  After regular visits, she found complete relief from all her IBS symptoms.  Not only did chiropractic address her digestive issues, but it also decreased her depression and anxiety as well.  Chiropractic care is a great way to improve digestive health along with overall health.  If you suffer from IBS, there is hope.  Contact Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic in Bentonville, AR to schedule a consultation and find out more about the benefits of chiropractic care for digestive health.



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