Spinal misalignment can cause many problems throughout the body. I too have been to a chiropractor. The chiropractor said my alignment was fine. In fact, he said that it was at the top 98% of people he has seen that are about
my age. Must be due to all the yoga I do. However, he did note two packets of air that showed on the x-rays, one on each side of my abdomen. He said the two air packets indicate that I have a digestive disorder. He said that if I had just eaten something like beans, then he would have seen lots of tiny air bubbles. But in this case, it wasn't little air bubbles. It was two big packets of air, each about
the size of a toddler's fist.
Anyway, in my case, my colitis is not related to my spinal alignment.
It's good to share stories though. As we age, our posture tends to deteriorate if we don't do some form of exercise to improve/maintain our posture. A chiropractor can help. So can a massage therapist. I get seated massages at the mall every once in awhile. It's convenient, inexpensive, and helps work out muscle tension.
I took some massage classes after my second flare. One of my instructors is a chiropractor. You are supposed to tell the massage therapist and chiropractor if you are having a flare or are taking/have taken prednisone. Inflammation and bone loss are considered contradictions. Treatment might be modified depending on the severity of your condition.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working
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