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, notably as we grow, age and have pain. New Hampshire Spine and Sport cares for young and old Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients likewise. New Hampshire Spine and Sport also cares for their accompanying “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 expands in evidence 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 affected 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 includes the human gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota affects musculoskeletal diseases such as 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 enriched 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 set up options for the patients to transform their gut microbiota. (3) Such intestinal bacterial differences are seen 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 reduced activities of daily living, especially in older people. Recent analyses discovered the significance of gut microbiota in the control of these diseases. (4) Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients may not often consider their gut’s condition on a everyday basis, but research reminds doctors like your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor that it requires attention!
HOW TO HELP THE GUT’S MICROBIOME
The gut appreciates attention. Probiotics and prebiotics are beneficial. (1) Aloe vera and peppermint are healing and calming. Fiber and flax are moving and alleviating. Constipation is a foe of Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers and everyone alike! New Hampshire Spine and Sport commonly inquires about your gut health and is always here to discuss it! Let us talk at your next chiropractic appointment about how you can give your gut the attention it requires 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 relieving chiropractic treatment of knee pain and osteoarthritis, a condition possibly related to inflammation as presented here.
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