IBS – Can Anything Be Done?

Do you bloat after eating? Do you have constipation and/or diarrhea? Do you have a lot of gas? Are you uncomfortable in your bowels? Have you been diagnosed with IBS? If so, you are one of millions of Americans who suffer from digestive issues. Many just ignore the problem, but the remedy may be easier than you think.

Dr. Robert Maigne, a French physician and manipulative practitioner, wrote a book entitled Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain of Vertebral Origin. He refers to misalignments in the lower midback causing low back pain, hip pain, groin pain and pelvic complaints including irritable bowel syndrome or disorder, urinary symptoms and intestinal problems.

He studied irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and found that issues with the spine in the lower midback region can cause irritable bowel syndrome. When treated medically, the results were not successful.

When the nerves of the spine are pinched as a result of spinal dysfunction, the nerves go from working at 100% to working at 40% or less. As a result, the brain, which uses the nerves to communicate to all parts of the body, cannot communicate properly because the nerve is no longer doing its job of carrying messages. The brain, therefore, cannot control the body part supplied by that nerve and that body part cannot work correctly or coordinate with the rest of the body. A disease process can now occur.

Back pain may not be present, so you may not think that your spine has anything to do with your bowel problem. But as it turns out, what was always present was spinal dysfunction in the lower part of the midback.

Traditional medical treatment of bowel problems is usually medication and, if severe, part of the bowel is surgically removed. As a non-drug practitioner, we look for solutions to help the body to heal itself so the problem is resolved, not covered up or cut up.

Through standard chiropractic care as well as Nutrition Response Testing (NRT), we can find what nutrients will help your bowel so you can have a healthy digestive system.

We carry and recommend an extremely pure line of natural food supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process. Standard Process makes the best digestive supplements available. When your digestive system works well, you feel and look better.

What’s the difference between Dr. Charlene Thorburn and other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.

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