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 influential in the health status of our bodies, notably as we grow, age and experience pain. Moriarty Chiropractic takes care of younger and older Nashua chiropractic patients likewise. Moriarty Chiropractic additionally cares for their add-on “friends”, microorganisms, and presents tips for how to maintain a harmonious and healthy relationship.
GUT MICROBIOTA, BACTERIA, AND DISEASE
Gut microbiota is involved in the development 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 evidence that it stimulates the immune system and inflammation that often precedes 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 of scoliosis includes the human gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota has an effect on musculoskeletal diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis, but now changes of the gut microbiome in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is found. The structure of the gut microbiota is different 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 reduced in the AIS group. Knowing these gut microbiota differences can lead doctors in their diagnosis of AIS and establish options for the patients to modify their gut microbiota. (3) Such intestinal bacterial differences 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 linked to reduced activities of daily living, particularly in elderly people. Recent analyses discovered the importance of gut microbiota in the regulation of these diseases. (4) Nashua chiropractic patients may not often think of their gut’s condition on a everyday basis, but research keeps reminding doctors like your Nashua chiropractor that it needs attention!
HOW TO HELP THE GUT’S MICROBIOME
The gut rewards attention. Probiotics and prebiotics are helpful. (1) Aloe vera and peppermint are healing and soothing. Fiber and flax are moving and relieving. Constipation is a foe of Nashua back pain sufferers and everyone alike! Moriarty Chiropractic often asks about your gut health and is always here to discuss it! Let’s talk at your next chiropractic appointment about how you can give your gut the attention it needs and desires 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 shows 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 discussed here.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment today to keep your body’s family happy and harmonious with chiropractic care!