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spongebabe2pants
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 9/24/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
has anyone been to a chiropractor after getting an ostomy? my neck/back has been killing me and i've started getting headaches again from it. i'm a little worried that the twisting might loosen my bag and cause it to leak. i've already been having issues with it since it doesnt stick all the way due to the gauze over my incision. so many people in the medical field dont even know what an ostomy is i'm afraid most chiropractors wouldnt have a clue how to manuever around it. any advice?
Ulcerative Colitis since December 2001 (age 15)
in remission for 6 months in 2002 followed by severely active disease
1st j-pouch surgery done on July 30, 2008


peggy113
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   Posted 9/24/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I have in the past and haven't had any problems. I just explain clearly what it is, if they do not know. I recently have been having massages and we just avoid the stomach area. One thing I do when I apply my wafer is stand up real straight, and make sure there are no wrinkles in the area of the skin where the wafer is applied. Does that make sense?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


chili123
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 9/26/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I go to the chriroprator 3 times a week and have never had a leak of any sort. I think you are safe.....enjoy!!!
Pancolitis - July 2006
Surgery - Temporary ilestomy on 2.25.08 at Cleveland Clinic. Next surgery in 6 months
Medications:  Predisone - 5mg (and tapering to zero)
Supplements:  multi-vit, calcium
Reason for surgery: Steriod dependent and allergic reactions to imuran and 6mp. Elected not to try remicade.


spongebabe2pants
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 9/26/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
that's reassuring! i saw my stoma nurse and she didn't know if it would be a problem or not so she said to ask my surgeon who i'll be seeing on monday. but i honestly dont think i'll be able to make it till monday.
Ulcerative Colitis since December 2001 (age 15)
in remission for 6 months in 2002 followed by severely active disease
1st j-pouch surgery done on July 30, 2008


flchurchlady
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Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 9/27/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I go to a chiropractor, too, and have never had any problems.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


NashRambler
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 9/28/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   

If your Chiropracter does not know about bags then I suggest a new Chiro. lol

 


Total collectomy and permanent Illeostomy April 2006
Pain free and enjoying life again
Have a Blessed day


sfgiantsjo
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 9/28/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Ask your chiro to lower the drop on the table that they use for pregnant women. It made me more comfortable, and I was still able to have my adjustments lying face down.

If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.
 
Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2007. Step 2 & ileosotmy switched to left side - May 27, 2008, and take down August 8, 2008. LIFE IS GOOD.

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