Chiropractic and Constipation: A Natural Solution

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Constipation is a common issue among many Americans today. It affects nearly 63 million people nationwide, including males, females, the young, the old, and everyone in between. Constipation can cause annoying or painful symptoms such as bloating, cramping, or even abdominal or back pain. It is most often caused by a diet that is lacking in necessary nutrients such as fiber, but it can also be caused by certain medications, overuse of laxatives, or medical conditions such as IBS or Celiac disease. Whatever the cause of your constipation, there is a solution. Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas has helped many people overcome issues of constipation, and he can help you, too.

Methods for Managing Constipation

Many people first turn to medications to attempt to manage constipation issues. But medications are only a temporary fix. As soon as you stop taking the medications, constipation returns. The medications can cause unwanted side effects, and they are only covering up the symptoms rather than seeking out the root cause and correcting it. Laxatives can be a short-term option for constipation, but taking too much can actually have the opposite effect, causing constipation instead of providing relief. Natural fixes such as changing your diet or increasing exercise can help. But for fast and natural relief, turn to chiropractic care.

What Can Chiropractic Do For Me?

Chiropractic adjustments from Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas are probably not the first thing to cross your mind when you think about constipation relief. But they may be just what you need. The intestines are connected to the spine through a complex system of nerves. To function properly, there must be good communication throughout these nerves, particularly between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the rest of the body. Spinal misalignments, or vertebrae that are twisted, turned, or out of place, disrupt nerve communication and lead to dysfunction, including constipation. Without effective communication, messages that let our bodies know how to properly digest and expel substances can’t get through. Gentle chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic will correct spinal misalignments, remove nerve interference, and restore proper function to the intestines to bring about relief from the annoying and painful symptoms of constipation.

Chiropractic Can Bring Relief from Constipation

Case studies show the effectiveness of chiropractic for relieving this frustrating issue. One case study reviewed several children who suffered from constipation. Almost all children saw immediate relief after just one adjustment, and they all found relief after regular visits to a chiropractor. Another case study focused on infants under two that had irregular bowel movements along with pain, straining, and bleeding. All infants were able to have regular bowel movements without pain or straining after undergoing chiropractic care.

Constipation doesn’t have to be your new normal. Find the answers to your problems with chiropractic care. Contact Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic and experience natural, long-term constipation relief.


Angus, K., Asgharifar, S., & Gleberzon, B. “What Effect Does Chiropractic Treatment Have on Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders: A Narrative Review of the Literature.” The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 2015, June; 59(2): 122-133.

Meyer, D. & Alcantara, J. “Successful Resolution of Chronic Constipation in Pediatric Patients with Adjustments to Sites of Vertebral Subluxation.” International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Clinical Chiropractic, 2008.


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