Natural Relief for Any Digestion Problem | Chiropractor for Digestion in Belmar, NJ
Hello, everyone. Dr. Jodi Kinney here, and today I want to demonstrate specific adjustments for patients dealing with digestive issues. As you may know from previous videos, many nerves from the middle to lower part of the back play a crucial role in the digestive system, connecting to organs like the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, kidneys, liver, and pancreas. Today, I have John, a patient with some lower bowel issues, and his adjustments will focus on the middle and lower part of his spine.
How We Adjust Our Patients
First, we’ll assess John’s pelvis to ensure balance. As you can see, he’s a bit shorter on the left side, so we’ll perform a lift and drop to shift the pelvis back into alignment, maximizing nerve supply to the lower pelvic region. Next, we’ll use flexion distraction, a technique that involves bending the waist and opening up joint and disc spaces. This helps decompress the spine and alleviate pressure on the nerves that feed into the digestive system. Now, let’s check the leg length to ensure balance. Perfect, we’ve achieved an even leg length. Moving on to the last lower back adjustment, John will lie on his side, and I’ll perform a lumbar adjustment, moving the bones in the lumbar spine to release any nerve irritation and support digestive function. For patients with digestive issues, I sometimes incorporate manual therapy on the abdomen, moving in a clockwise direction to mimic the flow of food through the large intestine. This helps address constipation, irritable bowel, diarrhea, and other digestive concerns.
If you’re experiencing digestive issues, chiropractic care can provide a drug-free way to optimize your body’s function, reduce irritability, alleviate pain, and address symptoms like bloating, gas, and constipation. Thanks for tuning in, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.