Ottawa Gut Health is Important at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

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 feel pain. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider cares for older and younger Ottawa chiropractic patients alike. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider also 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 progress or prevention of various diseases from bone and joint related issues to scoliosis, pain, and aging related issues. Research about the gut microbiome grows in evidence that it affects the immune system and inflammation that many times precedes 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 report of chronic pain patients who experienced low back, leg, and whole body pain. (2) An interesting cause for developing scoliosis involves the human gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota affects musculoskeletal diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis, but now modifications 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 abundance 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 establish choices 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 decreased activities of daily living, particularly in older people. Recent analyses revealed the importance of gut microbiota in the regulation of these diseases. (4) Ottawa chiropractic patients may not often think of their gut’s condition on a regular basis, but research keeps reminding doctors like your Ottawa 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 healing and soothing. Fiber and flax are moving and relieving. Constipation is a foe of Ottawa back pain sufferers and everyone alike! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider often asks about your gut health and is always ready 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 demonstrates 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 discussed here.

Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic appointment today to keep your body’s family happy and harmonious with chiropractic care!

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider considers the health of the gut’s microbiome as it relates to diseases like arthritis, back pain, inflammation, and more when establishing a Ottawa chiropractic treatment plan. 
 
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