60 Second All Plugged Up

What is more uncomfortable than feeling all plugged up? Constipation is often joked about, but for those who chronically suffer from it, constipation is no laughing matter.

Many causes of constipation are easily remedied. A lack of grain, fiber, vegetable roughage, water, nerve damage, injuries, etc. can all be sources of sluggish bowels.

Things that often help include:

  • Drinking lots of water
  • Chewing your food well
  • Plenty of fiber/roughage
  • Certain herbs
  • Never withholding having a bowel movement
  • Taking extra magnesium
  • Taking digestive enzymes

One major cause of constipation is a spinal misalignment in the low back affecting the nerves that move digested food along in the intestines. The messages telling the intestines to contract and relax to properly move food down the “tubes” of the bowel are slowed or stalled. Hence, constipation.

If you are having issues with constipation, give our office a call and come in for an appointment.

Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!