What is IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common gastrointestinal disorder that can be incredibly painful and frustrating. When a flare-up of symptoms occurs, it can cause hours of discomfort and misery. IBS can greatly disturb your quality of life by causing diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, and gas that can come on suddenly, making it very unpredictable. It may feel like you’re all alone with these symptoms; however, it is a common complaint for approximately 20% of American adults. While the first reaction may be to turn to medication for relief, this isn’t a lasting solution. Medications come with damaging side effects that can further add to the agony of IBS and usher in additional health concerns. Fortunately, there is another option for managing your IBS symptoms. Dr. Shane Hoffman at Thrive Family Chiropractic in Urbandale would love to help you so these symptoms no longer control your life.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help with IBS

Since both chiropractors and medical doctors have discovered that the primary cause of IBS is a disruption in the communication between the gut and the brain, it makes sense to consult a doctor who specializes in the nervous system. Chiropractors have found that spinal misalignments are found in all of the individuals who are experiencing IBS symptoms. Nerves in the upper lumbar vertebrae are connected to the small and large intestines and the stomach, which are the main parts of the digestive system. When the spine is misaligned, this can cause disruptions and miscommunication within the nervous system. When there is any type of nerve interference, it is almost impossible for the digestive system to work properly. This is what can lead to these irritating symptoms within the delicate digestive system. If IBS or any other digestive issues are affecting you, know that relief is possible!
Thrive Family Chiropractic loves serving our Urbandale and Des Moines communities. We offer a safe solution to IBS and many other ailments that is both lasting and effective. By using gentle chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Shane Hoffman can remove the misalignments, reduce nerve interference, and restore communication between the brain and other systems within the body. Once the spine is aligned, the body can properly function as it should, reducing or even alleviating IBS altogether.

Has Chiropractic Care Helped Others with IBS?

Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic care is effective in the relief of symptoms. For example, one study concentrated on a 32-year-old woman who had battled anxiety and depression along with IBS symptoms every day throughout most of the day. After her first visit with her chiropractor, she was able to have a pain-free, solid bowel movement the following morning. Over the next few weeks, as she continued seeing her chiropractor consistently, she found that all of her symptoms were relieved. Not only did she have relief from her IBS, but she also noticed a remarkable decline in her anxiety and depression. Chiropractic care is an exceptional plan to improve digestive health as well as overall health, and the benefits are truly endless.

There’s no need to continue to suffer from the pain of IBS when safe, natural, and effective help is available! Dr. Shane Hoffman at Thrive Family Chiropractic is here to help! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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