Can having an adjustment from a chiropractor shift your intestines around?
I know that sounds like such an odd question but I need to know. As many of you know I'm a rectal cancer survivor (9 years ago), I've had almost all of my sigmoid, 15 inches of my colon, gall bladder - all removed. I had a temporary colostomy but that was reversed in 1999. I am now left with multiple bm's every day but manage quite well with a low residue diet, Colace, small meals, etc.
I hurt my back a year ago and it's never been right since. I did it again 2 days ago and was in awful pain.
There's a local, well respected and highly rated chiropractor. I saw him last night. His exam was very, very thorough, he took 2 x-rays before his adjustment (which didn't hurt, just felt odd).
I've had a lot of gas since. But thank goodness it's not smelly (not the awful type that could peel paint off walls smell!). Just a constant, silent release. I never have gas last like this!
Now I am remembering back to articles I've read about
colon resections. My first surgery was 5 hours long. My surgeons probably took all of my intestines out and laid them on my abdomen, to do my resection, etc. more efficiently. A nurse confirmed this too. Saying I'd never want to look at a surgical video! Yikes, no, I'd like to limit my nightmares!
My main question is I know hip to hip, navel to my rectum, I know I am re-created, I am not how I was when born. My gosh, do I ever know that!
Could seeing a chiropractor make things worse for me? I have another appt. next week and before I go further with a few more treatments, I need to ask you all this question! MY EXPERTS! Take a bow now.....
Thanks so much everyone! Am I freaking out a bit here - well, yes and no. I do wonder what my colon surgeon would say - why did you do this Mary? LOL Because I was in terrible pain.
BTW, the back pain is much, much less, he gave me excellent stretching exercises to do.
He really seemed great at what he does. I just don't want to do something that will shift my already on thin ice insides around more!
Post Edited (Marsky) : 11/13/2008 5:25:54 AM (GMT-7)