Crohn’s Disease and Chiropractic Treatment
Named after the doctor who described the disease, Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract. While similar to ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease is not the same condition. An estimated 700,000 Americans suffer from this condition; it affects men and women, as well as any age group. The most commonly affected age group is between 15 and 35 years old.
Currently, there is no cure for Crohn’s disease but there are viable options for treating the painful symptoms, such as chiropractic care.
Symptoms of Crohn's Disease
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Complementary Medicine, Chiropractic and Crohn's Disease
Multiple cross-sectional surveys have revealed that 51 percent of patients with inflammatory bowel disease use complementary medicine for treating their illness. These studies indicate an increase in people seeking out alternative treatment methods.
A 2007 study on Crohn’s disease patients found that 12 of the 17 participants who received spinal adjustments “showed long-term and stable remission of their symptoms.” They also found “that vertebral subluxation is a common and characteristic finding in patients with allergies and Crohn’s disease.”
A 2003 case study by Dr. Charles L. Blum, reports a 32-year-old female patient suffering from inflammatory bowel disease was relieved of this chronic condition following chiropractic treatment.
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