Chiropractic Care For Digestive Problems

The Fort Collins Chiropractors at Elevate Chiropractic want you to know the positive impact on your health that chiropractic can bring. Take a look at what the latest research shows about the benefits of ongoing chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Benefits for Your Health

Did you know that the benefits of chiropractic care extend to a wide range of health concerns? Chiropractic care is most often associated with neck pain, back pain and spinal issues, but a growing list of research studies demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractors are clinically effective, safe and cost effective.

Take a look at recent studies spotlighted below. They show that ongoing chiropractic care can have positive effects on digestive problems.

Chiropractic Benefits for Digestive Problems

Researchers Discover Possible Link Between Crohn’s Disease and Spinal Problems
According to a recent study, researchers in Japan say there is a possible link between Crohn’s disease and interference to the nervous system from spinal misalignments.
The research was published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research and grew out of a previous study involving more than 3,000 patients with allergic diseases and over 1,000 non-allergic patients. It focused on the relationship between immune function, spinal displacements called vertebral subluxations, and how reducing those displacements resulted in improvement, and in some cases complete remission, of symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in the small intestine but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation causes pain and makes the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.

There are many theories about what causes Crohn’s disease but none has been proven. The most popular theory is that the body’s immune system reacts to a virus or a bacterium by causing ongoing inflammation in the intestine.

Treatment for Crohn’s disease includes corticosteroids to control inflammation but while these drugs are considered the most effective for active Crohn’s disease, they can cause serious side effects, including greater susceptibility to infection. Immune suppressing drugs are also used to treat Crohn’s disease.

According to Dr. Yasuhiko Takeda, a chiropractor and lead author of the study: “This is why it is so important to develop other means of dealing with this terrible disease. If we can find treatments that enhance the function of the immune and nervous systems perhaps we can help millions of people with this disease without the harmful side effects of drugs.”

Beginning in 1992, the focus of Takeda’s research has been on the relationship between subluxation, allergic disease, asthma, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disorder and ulcerative colitis. He became interested in this after observing common patterns of spinal distortions and subluxation in patients presenting with these problems. He observed that many of these people got better following chiropractic care. This convinced him that chiropractic care was the answer to these health problems and that he needed to look into it in more detail.

As Takeda pointed out, “Allergic diseases are a large group of disorders that include: pollinosis, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, hay fever, bronchial asthma, drug allergies, Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease to name a few. In Japan alone these diseases affect tens of millions of people. It affects their quality of life in terms of physical strength, immune deficiency, and autonomic imbalance. It doesn’t stop there as it affects their social well-being, schoolwork and on the job productivity. You must also consider the terrible side effects of the steroid medications and immunosuppresants that are given to treat these patients.”

While the results are exciting, more research is needed, according to Dr. Matthew McCoy, Editor of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. “Clearly the results of Dr. Takeda’s study are something to be excited about and they are not surprising considering other research that shows improved immune and nervous system function following chiropractic care,” stated Dr. McCoy.

Chiropractors correct misalignments and related problems of the spine that interfere with how the nerves work. These problems in the spine are called vertebral subluxations and can be corrected by chiropractors with painless adjustments to the affected spinal bones.

Phyllis T. – “5 Stars”

“I have been a patient at Elevate since August. Everyone knows you and it is a very friendly environment. I went because I was having pains in my shoulder and arm. I have been seeing Dr Andres most of the time. I’ve seen Dr Dan a few times. I am happy to say I am pain free. I am amazed how my evaluations have improved. I would highly recommend anyone to try Elevate Chiropratic”

Raquel L. – “5 Stars”

“I used to suffer from frequent debilitating headaches which caused me to become reliant on high dose Motrin. I refused to start taking prescription drugs which is what my Dr. wanted to start me on. Thankfully I found Elevate Chiropractic & it was a Godsend. Headaches are almost nonexistent & my adjustments have even helped my allergies. Dr. Dan & Dr. Andres are amazing as well as the entire Elevate staff. They will definitely make you feel welcome. I HIGHLY recommend them.”

Karen G. – “5 Stars”

“I look forward to my weekly “check in” with Dr. Dan and the Elevate Chiropractic team. It has made a tremendous difference in maintaining my overall health and stamina. I was in a lot of chronic pain when I first started 2 years tears it was so awful. Now I’m pain-free. I highly recommend Elevate Chiropractic to anyone in need of the best care.”

Kim W. – “5 Stars”

“Dr. Dan is great!! Very knowledgeable, efficient, personable, and effective. I was at the Windsor Harvest festival, when I stopped at their booth. I got information and a good feeing from everyone that I talked with at the booth. I’m so glad that I stopped, because I have seen a decrease in anxiety and decreased hyper- appetite. Thank you Elevate Chiropractic!!”

Debbie T. – “5 Stars”

“Dr. Dan is an exceptional chiropractor who really cares about you as his patient. I had my initial evaluation in June, 2017 after moving from Arizona to Colorado. My body ached, my neck was constantly sore and my left big toe was numb (something that showed up after an auto accident in 2011). Elevate uses a computerized spinal exam that you can really see what’s going on with the health of your body… especially how well the nervous system is functioning. My pain went away in a few short weeks, but I kept going weekly. I’ve had 2 computerized spinal re-exams since. I don’t really have pain now. With weekly adjustments I keep watching my body improve more and more at my re-exams. YES! I’m a very active person and I need my body to work it very best. I will continue to go regularly to Elevate for my very best health ever! AND my big toe numbness went away. Who would have ever thought that would happen? Not me. One more thing. After the auto accident in 2011 my toes started curling up more and more into what they call ‘hammer toe’. I’m now watching my toes have less and less curl in them. A big thanks to Dr. Dan and his entire staff who are exceptionally personable and always there for you throughout this entire healing process!”

Jennifer S. – “5 Stars”

“Dr. Dan and the team at Elevate are extremely friendly! They all truly care about your health. I love all of the technology they use in the office and how they truly get to the root cause instead of just masking symptoms. I like how coming in for an adjustment is pretty quick, but they still make you feel like an individual. You’ll absolutely love this family practice. Highly recommend!”

We are on a mission to educate our community about the benefits of chiropractic.

Scientific research shows that chiropractic care is a proven method to affect overall nervous system function and health, without the need for invasive procedure or medications.

Take Action Today For Better Health

As Dr. Dan Wallis often says, “Procrastination is the thief of all health!” The main thing to strive for is to take action now and make a difference in your own health and the health of your family members. Taking a step in the right direction for your health is a phenomenal thing. Join your neighbors in Fort Collins and take action today for your health.

The Chiropractic Assessment from Elevate Chiropractic is like no other and can be the stepping stone for better health for you and your family. It’s an easy, no-obligation way to learn what your spine and central nervous system is telling you about your health. We urge you to make your appointment today!


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