Understanding Crohn’s Disease and Chiropractic Care

Doctor Assisting PatientThe Colitis Foundation of America estimates that about 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer from Crohn’s disease. While the condition affects both men and women, young adults and adolescents aged between 15 and 35 are more likely to suffer from this condition. Research also shows that about 20% of people suffering from this condition have a relative who’s suffered from the same condition.

What is Crohn’s disease?

It is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and it’s a form of irritable bowel syndrome. The condition mostly affects the ileum which is the end of the small bowel and the beginning of your colon. It’s important to note that the condition can affect other parts of the GI tract including the bowel walls.

How can chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care is focused on the cause of pain, disorders, injuries and the disease. Chiropractic care helps to restore the normal functioning of the central nervous system which is linked to your immune system. Research shows that visiting a chiropractor enhances one’s immunity by 200%. This means that you get to fight the disease without surgery or drugs.

If you ever suffer from any injury whether you were playing your favorite sport or you got into an accident, do not hesitate to visit an experienced injury chiropractor. They will come up with an effective treatment plan to help you fully recover without the use of drugs or surgery.

What are the causes

While the exact cause of this condition is yet to be determined, some studies suggest that it may develop when your immune system reacts to the bacteria present in the intestines. Although the immune system collides with the healthy bacteria, other forms of bacteria may contribute to this condition.

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What are the common symptoms?

Although Crohn’s disease is chronic, there are some flare ups you’ll notice. These symptoms include frequent diarrhoea, pain in the abdomen and unintentional weight loss. One off symptoms include blockages of the bowel, fistula, tears, mouth sores and so on. These symptoms may vary from one person to the other. One may experience constant pain and discomfort while the other experience no symptoms and exhibit occasional flare-ups.

To win the battle against Crohn’s disease, you must arm yourself with the right information. Know the causes and watch out for the warning signs.