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Chiropractic Care for Abdominal Pain

This article discusses chiropractic care for abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is a common condition experienced by patients, and chiropractic care can be a very effective method of treating the condition.

Abdominal pain is a very common sign of a problem in the body; however, abdominal pain can be a very serious sign of a problem. Abdominal pain will just about happen to every person at one point or another over the course of their life. Chiropractors see patients sometimes in there office who think they have back pain but it is actually coming from deep inside there abdomen!

Abdominal pain can be caused by a number of common conditions such as: indigestion, constipation, nausea, vomiting, ulcer, gas, pelvic inflammatory disease, muscle pull, sprains/ strains of muscle / ligaments, and food intolerance. Other more serious conditions causing abdominal discomfort include but are not limited to: kidney stones, gall stones, food poisoning, appendix malfunction, liver / spleen / digestive malfunctions, hernia, cancer, cysts, broken bones, and endometriosis.

The production of a diagnosis from just “non specific abdominal pain” is difficult due to the vast neurological and anatomical structures of the lower trunk. Tests for abdominal pain often include but are not limited to endoscopy, ultrasound, stool testing, CT scan, and x-rays.

Your chiropractor will perform a thorough history and examination including orthopaedic and neurological testing.  Then your chiropractor will develop a specific plan of management tailored to your case.

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