Link with Low Back Pain, Depression and Digestive Problems

Ashland OH Chiropractor explains the link between Low Back pain, Depression, and Digestive Problems

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Most people innately know, but don't realize that the most important system in the body is the nerve system. Your nerve system controls every system, organ, tissue, and cell in the body, including your GI tract. The spine surrounds, protects, and supports the spinal cord and nerves that control the digestive system. What you may not know, is that HALF of your nerve cells are located in the gut. Your gut ALSO supplies and produces the largest amount of serotonin in the body. So what does this mean for you? Your capacity for feeling and emotional expression depends primarily on the GI tract. Serotonin is known as the "feel good" chemical that is released in the body that makes you feel happy. Your gut also produces neuropeptides needed for the immune system and enkephalins, which act as pain killers in the body.

When damage to the spine occurs, whether through car accident, injury, poor posture, muscle fatigue, etc., it can negatively impact the signaling from the nerves to the organs, cells, and tissues. When this happens in the low back, an inflammatory response occurs and causes disruption of the digestive functions. In fact, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience loss of good bowel peristaltic function and evacuation when the spinal curve is lost due to spinal injury. The resulting inflammation leads to a cascade of events, including

  • Digestive upset
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Candida
  • Acid reflux/Indigestion
  • IBS
  • Food allergis
  • Colitis

Also, because the serotonin levels are affected, many will experience accompanying symptoms like

  • Moodiness
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Melancholy

Not realizing it is all connected. When these symptoms occur, they can disrupt your life. Most people resort to a medication in attempt to "regulate" or mask their problems. The problem with this methodology is that the symptoms may be managed but not corrected. A person may feel better for a time, but often the problems come back, and often with a vengeance. The spine is the most important yet most neglected structure of the body. Rather than treat the symptom by just covering it up, doesn't it make sense to get to the root cause of your problem? Corrective care chiropractors are expertly trained to detect and specifically correct misalignments in the spine. The result is often a better functioning body, which translates for you as feeling better, better health, and a better outlook on life. If you are suffering from low back pain, digestive problems, and/or emotional upset, find out what corrective care and maintenance to your spine can do for you. It may change your life.

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Victory Chiropractic
1062 Commerce Parkway
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 281-1000

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