New Research on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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New Research on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Chiropractic Shown to Help 

Recent research reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research on a woman with irritable bowel syndrome reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in managing these patients. The literature included supports the role of chiropractic in adults suffering from the related health challenges and calls for more research in this area. 

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“Numerous case studies and some clinical studies are revealing that there is a relationship between abnormalities in the spine, the nervous system and gastrointestinal system” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study. 

McCoy added “In the case report presented, the woman had a history of dietary intolerances and psychological stress that improved significantly under chiropractic care because of the nature of the nervous system and its relationship to the spine.” 

According to researchers the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body and structural shifts in the spine can occur that obstruct the nerves and interfere with their function. By removing the structural shifts, chiropractic improves nerve supply and function. 

The woman reported on in the study had been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, nausea, and painful gas.  She also had complaints of fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, menstrual pain, ulcers, stomach upset, and neck and back pain.  She had several food intolerances and a history of eating disorders.  

The chiropractor examined her and found structural shifts in her neck and sacrum.  Tight muscles and restricted range of motion were noted.  These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct. 

Following chiropractic adjustments, she experienced 70% improvement in irritable bowel syndrome and other associated symptomatology.  

The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in adults with irritable bowel syndrome.

Matthew McCoy, DC, MPH
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research
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