If you or someone you love is suffering from Crohn’s disease, you know how unpleasant it can be. A chronic inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s can make it difficult to lead a normal life. Even when you are able to work, play and relax the way you want, the disease can still cause painful, uncomfortable symptoms that you certainly can do without.
Fortunately, chiropractic care has been helpful for a number of patients with Crohn’s disease. You may be able to get some much-needed relief for your symptoms through regular chiropractic visits.
In most cases, Crohn’s disease causes parts of the small bowel and colon to become inflamed. The inflammation can result in several symptoms that are nothing you want to experience if you do not have to, including regular diarrhea, malnutrition, weight loss, abdominal pain and fatigue.
It is an unfortunate reality that Crohn’s disease has no current cure. Standard treatments include using prescription medications and sometimes surgery to eliminate symptoms. Of course, these treatments may result in unwanted side effects which can sometimes be equal to or worse than the original symptoms. That is why chiropractors prefer to use treatments that are less invasive, like adjustments and complementary therapies.
There have been a variety of small studies conducted to determine the effects of chiropractic on Crohn’s disease. The results of these studies have been promising. Many have shown that chiropractic adjustments have helped those with Crohn’s to feel better than they did before the adjustments. They experienced a reduction in their symptoms, with some experiencing a significant reduction.
The best thing about using chiropractic to treat Crohn’s symptoms is that it is so gentle and free of side effects. You can try chiropractic at very little risk to yourself or danger of experiencing an increase in your symptoms. When you consider how likely side effects are from prescription medications—you only have to watch a commercial for pharmaceuticals to see the long list of possible side effects—and the risks of surgery, it is easy to see why so many Crohn’s sufferers look to chiropractic for relief.
Chiropractors are experienced in treating a wide variety of diseases and conditions. They also know how important it is to make you feel comfortable with your experience—from start to finish.
The first thing the chiropractor will do is conduct a thorough physical examination. He or she will also ask you a number of questions to find out exactly how you feel, and what your thoughts are on your condition.
After the examination the chiropractor will design a treatment plan that may include a variety of treatments:
If you would like more information about what chiropractic can do for your Crohn’s, please contact us. We are standing by to answer your questions and help you schedule an appointment.