Diagnosing Digestive Problems | Chiropractor for Gut Health in Boulder, CO
Hello, everyone. Dr. Alexander Duff here at TCB Chiropractic. Today, I want to discuss how we diagnose digestive problems in our office. Many people experience digestive issues, and we have effective ways to address them. Let’s walk through our diagnostic process.
Comprehensive Health History
The first step is a thorough health history. When a patient comes into our office, we conduct a comprehensive discussion, covering slips, falls, car accidents, surgeries, and overall bodily functions. We inquire about symptoms related to digestion, such as indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, and their frequency and severity. This detailed health history helps us understand the overall health and potential connections between different symptoms and systems.
The Digestive System & Nervous System
Next, we explore the link between the digestive system and the nervous system. We know that the brain controls the body’s functions by sending signals through the spinal cord to various organs and tissues. Specifically, the nerves associated with the digestive system originate in the neck, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine. Misalignments in these areas can affect digestive functions, leading to issues like constipation, diarrhea, gassiness, or indigestion.
Moving on to our chiropractic exam, we focus on identifying subluxations that indicate nervous system stress. The digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestines, and colon, is intricately connected to the spine. Misalignments in these areas can impact digestive function. Based on our exam results, we monitor and track progress using subjective improvements. This could include a decrease in the occurrence of symptoms like constipation or diarrhea.
Our diagnostic and treatment process involves adjustments, exercises, and possibly traction to address subluxations and nervous system stress. By regularly re-evaluating the patient’s condition, we can tailor our approach to ensure optimal digestive health.
If you have questions about digestive problems or our diagnostic process, please explore our website and feel free to reach out. We’re here to help!