Crohn's disease is an autoimmune bowel disease that can affect any part of your digestive system. There is currently no cure for crohn's, and no treatment plan has seemed to be successful for all patients suffering from it. New research is shedding light on the possibility that crohn's disease stems from an altered immune response in genetically susceptible individuals that leads to improper development of normal bacteria in the gut. It is estimated that over 1.4 million American's suffer from crohn's, and it seems to affect males and females equally. Also, 75% of people with the disease will undergo surgery to attempt to correct it, with over 38% of those patients having a crohn's flareup within the first year after having that surgery!
However, it is constantly being researched how chiropractic care can help alleviate some of the symptoms and minimize the frequency of crohn's flareups. A 2018 published case study followed a 60-year old male crohn's patient who had been experiencing abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, generalized body stiffness, and what he described as an overall "sick" feeling. His chiropractor examined him and found vertebral subluxations, which is an interference in the nervous systems' ability to regulate and coordinate every organ, cell, and tissue in the body. In this particular case study, the man received specific chiropractic adjustments to correct those subluxations and found great relief in his crohn's disease. He even ceased the need for medications after seeing his chiropractor for a 3 month period. Because nerve interference from subluxations found in the spine can affect the brain's ability to control both the digestive organs and the immune system, chiropractic adjustments to those subluxations often result in relief of ailments.
While chiropractic care does not "treat" symptoms, it helps the body to heal and function the way it was designed to do by removing the blockages or interferences in your nervous system. Removing these along with changing your gut bacteria can help patients suffering with crohn's disease find relief that they so desperately need!
Yours in Health,
Dr. Nicholas J. Knutson
MOUNTAIN ISLAND CHIROPRACTIC
10917 Black Dog Ln., Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28214
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Phillips, M.A., DC, & Wilt, T.B., DC. (2018). Complete Remission of Crohn's Disease Following Subluxation Centered Chiropractic Care:A Case Report & Review of the Literature. A. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 2018(1), 38-47.