All the nerve endings are in the spine. I believe there are a few chiropractors in this forum. They could explain things much better to you than I. All I know is that I have friends who swear by chiropractric treatment for headaches, scoliosis, anxiety.
When I was 15 yrs old (many years ago), I suffered from what my family doctor called "spasms of the stomach". I was hospitalized because they thought I may have had an ulcer in the stomach. Everything I ate felt like it was never digested. My family doctor gave me a bottle of some foul tasting meds which really didn't do a thing. It wasn't until a family friend suggested to my mother to seek chiropractic treatment for me. This chiropractor was awesome! He said my spine was really out of adjustment, I was so tense. After about three months of treatment, first month, three times a week then tapering to two and then once a week, I felt sooooo much better. My stomach problems were aleviated completely and I threw out that bottle of medicine.
Why should I seek out a shrink? All he would do is add another med to all the meds I now take for the UC.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.