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Gut Check: How to Improve Your Family's Health and Wellness Through Chiropractic

man with stomach painIt’s become a general understanding now that our gut health dictates how the rest of our body feels. If you get sick more frequently, your stomach is upset often, and you have regular battles with diarrhea and/or constipation, it’s a sign you may have poor gut health.

And it might not end there. Symptoms tied to gut health can be felt and experienced outside of the lower regions. You may have severe fatigue, mouth sores, deal with acid reflux, and even skin allergies.

There are simple ways to combat poor digestive health, and Dr. Rick Cutsinger is happy to help Franklin patients through the process, one step and adjustment at a time!

Tummy Troubles and Your Digestive Health

One of the easiest ways to improve gut health is to keep things moving—literally! Moving your body is important for keeping things moving through your digestive system. It doesn’t have to be hours at the gym, either. A goal of a mile a day is a great step toward improving your health. If you have to start at a quarter mile or a half mile and work your way up, some movement is better than just sitting on the couch, scrolling your phone.

As you walk, the muscles throughout your body move, contracting and relaxing. It keeps things from backing up and being stagnant.

You should complement your movement with a reasonable diet and plenty of water. Water also helps keep your digestive system moving, while a diet of whole foods is ideal. Eat everything in moderation, with whole foods being your focus. Adding probiotics to your supplement regime is also a great idea.

Adjusting the lumbar region will also greatly improve digestive health by correcting misalignments and letting the communication from the nerves to the small and large intestines flow freely once more. Once those signals are getting through unobstructed, your body’s systems can do just as they were meant to do.

Working Toward a Reduction in Big Pharma Influence

If you are someone who must be on many medications, consistent and comprehensive chiropractic care has been shown to lessen the dependency on those medications for some of our patients. Our patients have told us that their prescription dosages were reduced or dropped altogether.

It is important to note, however, that while this is our observation with our patients here at Cutsinger Chiropractic, we always instruct them to work with their primary care provider in all cases of prescription dosage and what their body needs at their particular stage of health.

Adjustments to Reduce Athletic Wear and Tear

Whether your kids play soccer or you’ve recently picked up pickleball, many families lead jam-packed sports and hobby schedules each week. While staying active is a terrific thing, there can be unseen issues with the wear and tear some of our choices are making on our bodies that will require chiropractic care in the future.

Soccer, for instance, can cause whiplash-like injuries in kids who perform “headers” consistently during their play on the field. It can cause osteoarthritis in the neck later down the road. If you are an adult who spent many weekends doing just that on a soccer field, you may feel the result in your neck and shoulders and need adjustments to realign your spine.

Likewise, if you’re an adult now who has started experiencing frozen shoulders or lower back pain, and your hobbies like basketball or pickleball are making the symptoms worse, it’s probably time for a chiropractic adjustment. This can help reverse the damage that can occur through repetitive movement through weak areas of the body.

Trusted Chiropractic Care in Franklin

Chiropractic adjustments can help combat the choices we’ve made in our lives, whether it was a lack of exercise, poor gut health, and diet, or damage from our sports experiences and hobbies. Contact us today to see how Dr. Cutsinger can help you overcome your pain and discomfort, improve your wellness, and return your body to optimal health.

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