Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other digestive issues are completely debilitating. When our digestive systems aren’t feeling up to par, it can be hard to find the motivation to get up and move through our daily lives.

Luckily, you don’t have to endure painful GI symptoms or take medication for the rest of your life to manage your IBS. Chiropractic care is a safe, effective option for those suffering from gastrointestinal distress and your chiropractor would love to help you today!


Dietary Changes

When you visit your chiropractor for concerns related to IBS, she will ask you questions to determine what parts of your diet could use a tune-up. In some cases of IBS, all that may be needed is a diet that restricts certain foods or includes other elements in higher amounts. 

Our bodies are miraculous machines and, many times, they can resolve diseases and issues on their own, if they are given the right fuel and the right environment in which to do so!


Spinal Adjustments

From time to time, our spines can become misaligned. When this happens, all sorts of different issues may result. We may have back pain, arm pain, leg pain, tingling, numbness, and in some cases: digestive issues.

Through a thorough examination, your chiropractor can determine whether or not you’ll benefit from spinal manipulation. By realigning your spine, you may begin to notice less severe IBS symptoms and you may even notice a complete resolution of your condition.

However, there is no “one-size-fits-all” adjustment that your chiropractor can perform. She will need to look at various components of your health, perform an examination, and provide treatment based on the results of said examination.


Exercise Prescriptions

Research has demonstrated the many positive effects of exercise. Regular exercise and physical activity have been associated with better heart health, better muscle/bone health, and even may improve symptoms of IBS.

Unfortunately, nearly 80% of all Americans don’t perform nearly enough exercise. This is a shame, as exercise is free, available to everyone, and has virtually no negative side effects (if done correctly).

For this reason, a component of your chiropractic care plan may involve performing exercise. Even light or moderate exercise for as little as 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week shows incredible benefits for the body.


Putting it All Together

In all likelihood, you’ll receive more than just one of the chiropractic treatments outlined above for your IBS symptoms. Few conditions resolve from only one, singular intervention and it often takes some time to figure out what combination of treatments are needed for a given person and in what amount.

Everyone has unique needs and a chiropractic plan of care should reflect this. For example, based on your symptoms, you might receive some of the treatments referenced earlier in this article, and/or any of the following:


  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation).
  • Ultrasound.
  • Traction.
  • Massage.
  • Kinesiotaping.


Truthfully, chiropractors have so many tools in their treatment arsenal, it would be hard to list them all in one place.

The standard treatment for IBS is often medication or different methods of easing the symptoms. Chiropractors, on the other hand, address the root cause of conditions, not just the symptoms. Therefore, receiving a regular chiropractic evaluation is one of the best ways to stay ahead of potential issues and address nagging conditions that have been holding you back. 


Awaken Chiropractic: The Best Parker Chiropractors

If you’ve been sidelined by IBS or other digestive issues, know that you don’t have to suffer any longer. The professional team at Awaken Chiropractic is ready to help you resolve your IBS symptoms today. Book your appointment now.

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