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How Chiropractic Care Helped a Girl with Digestive Issues

girls in dance classWhat’s particularly rewarding for us at inBalance Chiropractic and Wellness is seeing more than one family member experience the incredible effects of chiropractic care. One of Dr. Messina’s memorable patients was a young girl struggling with digestive distress.

It all started when her dad came into the practice for low back pain and sciatica.

“As I adjusted him, he started talking to me about everything we’re educating him on and how the body works and functions,” said Dr. Messina.

The father told Dr. Messina, that his young daughter had been dealing with chronic digestive issues for the past six to seven years.

Despite numerous tests, doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with her. What was highly concerning was that the girl would go without a bowel movement for two to three weeks at a time. That’s when Dr. Messina realized something wasn’t right.

Exploring a New Possibility

The patient’s father wondered if his daughter’s spine could be related to her digestive problems. Dr. Messina explained that an examination and X-rays would be necessary to investigate further.

Now, it’s worth noting that this girl’s diet wasn’t exactly ideal. Macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets were staples in her meals. However, many other children who ate similar foods didn’t experience the same issues.

Upon reviewing the X-rays, Dr. Messina discovered misalignments in her spine. Her pelvis was off, and her vertebrae were twisted. This was likely contributing to her loss of curve and resulting in her digestive troubles.

With this new information, Dr. Messina began adjusting her spine. That evening, the girl had a bowel movement, and the next day she had two more. In just a month and a half of chiropractic adjustments, she lost 12 pounds.

From Experiencing Less Vitality to Greater Health

Beyond the physical improvements, we witnessed a remarkable transformation in this young girl’s overall well-being. Previously, she would sit in the waiting room, disengaged while her dad was getting adjusted. However, after starting chiropractic care, she became eager to hop on the adjustment table and actively participate in her own health journey.

Not only did her digestive system begin functioning properly, but she also excelled in her sports activities and school performance. Dr. Messina finds it heartwarming to think about the gratitude this child must feel now that she can eat without pain and discomfort.

Helping Kids Flourish

Every day we are privileged to help kids like Brooke experience optimal health through chiropractic care. By ensuring proper spinal alignment from a young age, children can grow up healthier and avoid relying on medications for conditions like Crohn’s disease or IBS. Dr. Messina feels grateful for the positive impact chiropractic care had on this young girl’s life.

If your child is experiencing a health challenge or you’d like to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and help your child take the first step toward a healthier future.


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