Crohn's and chiropractic

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Biebs77
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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My Crohn's has been doing pretty well lately.  Little pain and able to eat a little more.  My back, however, is complete agony.  Pinched Sciatic nerve and muscle spasms up the middle of the back.  I have been seeing a chiropractor about this but after each adjustment, my guts are in such pain that I find myself popping the T3's.  I mentioned it to him since it made sense that after he twists me up into a pretzel and then basically body-slams me that my insides would be sore.  He denies that he has ever heard of another Crohn's patient that experienced this.  Back feels slightly better but guts are NOT!
 
Has anyone else ever had this happen?  I don't think that I will be returning to him.  I am going to try some physio therapy and accupuncture.  Any and all suggestions and experiences are welcome.  I'm at my wits end.  Thank you in advance!

 


MToronto2
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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I've had the same problem when I was flaring. My back hurt as much as my guts, but my guts didn't react well to the chiro, except with one very gentle Chirpractor.

Here's what does work, and perfectly as it calms both my back and gut: Bowen Therapy.
http://www.boweninstitute.ca/bowen/index.html

It comes out of the Osteopathic tradition and gently realigns the tendons, which get out of place and can cause all the other pain. I used it originally for migraines (I say I'm cured of the, maybe one a year vs 5 a month). The bonus is how it made me feel more balanced over all.

In 2005 I had surgery to reverse an ostomy and had a auto-immune reaction to abdominal mesh, and I would up lying down for nearly 2 years. I am not as young as I once was, and my back and hips had a hard time as I began moving more. Bowen set me straight.

It is supposed to be a finite course of treatment with an end, but I find I go back to help with things as they crop up.

That link is but one Bowen site with a link to practitioner search, as well as this, google Bowen and your country and see if other's come up as not all practitioners register with all sites. Oh the ones with the * have more training. If you can find and ND (Naturopath) who does it, mores the better as they can help you with other things too, and insurance (if you have) may cover it, or it can be a tax deduction.

If your in Canada, let me know where you are, I know people who can help me find some one good for your area.

I have tried most every body work, this by far is the most beneficial! I cannot say enough good about it.

Best,
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.


MToronto2
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   Posted 4/26/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Pardon the typos.... :)
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.


Biebs77
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   Posted 4/27/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much! I had asked the chiropracter about the pain afterward and he looked at me like i had two heads (which, for the record, is ONE thing i DON'T have). I AM in Canada! If you could recommend anything in SouthWestern Ontario, it would be much appreciated! Thank you for letting me know that i am not completely crazy!
 


sgirl
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   Posted 4/27/2010 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never had any pain other than a little bit of soreness after I've seen my Chiro. I only trust one dude in the business because he doesn't profess to be able to cure anything (whole other story) anyways, maybe i would see a more gentle Chiro since he sounds awfully rough.
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis December 2009.
Flaring since October 2008
Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medication: Pentasa 6x daily, Imuran 50 mg, multivitamin, Vit B12 1 g, omeprazole. Sulfasalazine


MToronto2
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   Posted 4/28/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Biebs,

I need the name of your town, then I can inquire on your behalf...

If you don't feel comfortable stating it here post back and I'll post my email for you.
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.


aronk
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   Posted 4/28/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
For me--Chiropractic makes a huge difference in how I feel... If I could afford to go everyday, I would. LOVE chiropractic!
Angela 
Crohn's Disease for 18 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 still having trouble-anastomostic leak and now fistula.  Currently on Flagyl, Entocort.  Will have a "redo" resection on April 6.


lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 4/28/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember back when I used to see a kineisiologist she said your back and digestive system linked to eachother and putting one out could put the other out, don't know the truth or science behind it but I guess it could make sense.
 
 


Biebs77
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   Posted 4/28/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
MToronto2, anywhere near Stratford or London would work. Kitchener wouldn't be too bad either. I'm kind of right in the middle.

Thank you all so much! I had forgotten how awesome it is to talk to people who understand what we go through and all the little quirky things that go along with it!
 


MToronto2
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   Posted 4/28/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, might take a couple of days...
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.


Biebs77
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   Posted 4/28/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
MToronto2,

I found one in Guelph and one in Waterloo. Definitely something that i am going to look into. Gotta see if my benefits cover it. Sounds like a promising alternative. Thanks so much for the info.
 


MToronto2
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   Posted 4/28/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
If you use a Naturopath, they can write it up as that kind of appointment, Insurance covers for ND's :)

Report back... gl !

PS M. is fine ... ntmy
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.


MToronto2
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   Posted 4/29/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, ok, I have a referral for you, which comes from one of the Professors at the Naturapathic College.

He says: Amanda Ferris is a good naturopath and Bowen therapist, near Kitchener, here's the link to her website www.wellesleymedicine.com

I'd go with this referral :)
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.


Nanners
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   Posted 4/29/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I am like sgirl, I do have a chiropracter I use on occasion and I like him alot because he doesn't try to make you do a bunch a crap that isn't going to work anyways. jmho
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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