We’re 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, especially as we grow, age and experience pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic cares for young and old Augusta chiropractic patients alike. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic additionally cares for their add-on “friends”, microorganisms, and shares tips for how to maintain a harmonious and healthy relationship.
GUT MICROBIOTA, BACTERIA, AND DISEASE
Gut microbiota is engaged in the development or prevention of a variety of diseases from bone and joint related issues to scoliosis, pain, and age related issues. Research about the gut microbiome grows in support that it influences the immune system and inflammation that often leads to bone and joint diseases associated with aging: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcopenia and frailty. (1) The gut microbiomome and bacteria influenced pain severity perception in one study of chronic pain patients who had low back, leg, and whole body pain. (2) An interesting cause of scoliosis involves the human gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota affects musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis, but now alterations of the gut microbiome in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is found. The structure of the gut microbiota differed between AIS and healthy research study groups. The genera prevotella, gelria, and desulfovibrio were enriched in the feces of AIS patients. In contrast, the large quantity of parasutterella, tyzzerella, and phascolarctobacterium was reduced in the AIS group. Recognizing these gut microbiota discrepancies can help doctors diagnose AIS and establish options for the patients to transform their gut microbiota. (3) Such intestinal bacterial alterations are present in other human diseases, too, 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 decreased activities of daily living, particularly in elderly people. Recent analyses found the significance of gut microbiota in the regulation of these diseases. (4) Augusta chiropractic patients may not often think of their gut’s condition on a everyday basis, but research keeps reminding doctors like your Augusta chiropractor that it needs attention!
HOW TO HELP THE GUT’S MICROBIOME
The gut rewards attention. Probiotics and prebiotics are beneficial. (1) Aloe vera and peppermint are restorative and soothing. Fiber and flax are moving and alleviating. Constipation is an enemy of Augusta back pain sufferers and everyone alike! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic often inquires 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 requires 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 discussed here.
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