Can Chiropractic help Constipation?

Chiropractic can be very helpful for constipation when there is a structural issue underlying the problem.  The nerves in the low back feed the small and large intestines.  When there is a subluxation or misalignment of the vertebrae in the lower back, it can cause a disruption to the nerves feeding the intestines.  This in turn can lead to constipation or lack of normal peristalsis.  When the subluxation is corrected, the nerve flow is normalized and the intestinal function returns to normal, thus clearing the constipation.  A similar effect is often found with young children who are bed wetter’s.  They are often helped by adjusting the same area.  Try chiropractic for these often easily corrected issues before you turn to medications.