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McHenry Gut Health is Important at Spengel Chiropractic

We are one big, happy family. Who are “we”? Our bodies and the billions of microorganisms living with us in harmony…most of the time! The microorganisms in the gut particularly are quite important to the health status of our bodies, especially as we grow, age and experience pain. Spengel Chiropractic cares for younger and older McHenry chiropractic patients likewise. Spengel Chiropractic additionally cares for their accompanying “friends”, microorganisms, and shares information about how to maintain a harmonious and healthy relationship.

GUT MICROBIOTA, BACTERIA, AND DISEASE

Gut microbiota is engaged in the progress or prevention of a variety of diseases from bone and joint related issues to scoliosis, pain, and aging related issues. Research about the gut microbiome grows in support that it influences the immune system and inflammation that many times leads to bone and joint diseases related to aging: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcopenia and frailty. (1) The gut microbiomome and bacteria influenced pain severity perception in one report of chronic pain patients who had low back, leg, and whole body pain. (2) An interesting cause for developing scoliosis includes the human gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota influences musculoskeletal diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis, but now changes of the gut microbiome in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is discovered. The structure of the gut microbiota differed between AIS and healthy research study groups. The genera prevotella, gelria, and desulfovibrio were more noted in the feces of AIS patients. In contrast, the large quantity of parasutterella, tyzzerella, and phascolarctobacterium was decreased in the AIS group. Knowing these gut microbiota differences can lead doctors in their diagnosis of AIS and set up options for the patients to alter their gut microbiota. (3) Such intestinal bacterial alterations are present in other human diseases, as well, like type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, and malignancy such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, atherosclerotic stroke and cardiovascular disease are major diseases associated with reduced activities of daily living, especially in elderly people. Recent analyses reported the significance of gut microbiota in the control of these diseases. (4) McHenry chiropractic patients may not often think of their gut’s condition on a everyday basis, but research keeps reminding doctors like your McHenry chiropractor that it needs attention!

HOW TO HELP THE GUT’S MICROBIOME

The gut appreciates attention. Probiotics and prebiotics are beneficial. (1) Aloe vera and peppermint are restorative and calming. Fiber and flax are moving and relieving. Constipation is an enemy of McHenry back pain sufferers and everyone alike! Spengel Chiropractic often inquires about your gut health and is always prepared to discuss it! Let’s talk at your next chiropractic appointment about how you can give your gut the attention it needs and wants with diet, supplement and even spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He demonstrates an adaptation of Cox® Technic flexion distraction principles for the pain reducing  chiropractic treatment of knee pain and osteoarthritis, a condition potentially related to inflammation as presented here.

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment today to maintain happiness and harmony in your body’s family with chiropractic care!

Spengel Chiropractic considers the health of the gut’s microbiome as it relates to diseases like arthritis, back pain, inflammation, and more when establishing a McHenry chiropractic treatment plan. 
 
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