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Richmond Gut Health is Important at Johnson Chiropractic

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 important to the health status of our bodies, notably as we grow, age and experience pain. Johnson Chiropractic takes care of older and younger Richmond chiropractic patients alike. Johnson Chiropractic additionally cares for their add-on “friends”, microorganisms, and presents tips for how to keep them in a a harmonious and healthy relationship.

GUT MICROBIOTA, BACTERIA, AND DISEASE

Gut microbiota is involved in the development or prevention of various diseases from bone and joint related issues to scoliosis, pain, and aging 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 related to aging: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcopenia and frailty. (1) The gut microbiomome and bacteria modified pain severity perception in one study of chronic pain patients who experienced 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 alterations of the gut microbiome in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is discovered. The structure of the gut microbiota is different between AIS and healthy research study groups. The genera prevotella, gelria, and desulfovibrio were more noted in the feces of AIS patients. Contrastingly, the large quantity of parasutterella, tyzzerella, and phascolarctobacterium was reduced in the AIS group. Recognizing these gut microbiota differences can help doctors diagnose AIS and establish options for the patients to modify their gut microbiota. (3) Such intestinal bacterial differences are seen in other human diseases, also, 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 linked to decreased activities of daily living, particularly in older people. Recent analyses discovered the significance of gut microbiota in the control of these diseases. (4) Richmond chiropractic patients may not often think of their gut’s condition on a regular basis, but research keeps reminding doctors like your Richmond chiropractor that it requires attention!

HOW TO HELP THE GUT’S MICROBIOME

The gut appreciates attention. Probiotics and prebiotics are helpful. (1) Aloe vera and peppermint are healing and calming. Fiber and flax are moving and alleviating. Constipation is an enemy of Richmond back pain sufferers and everyone alike! Johnson Chiropractic often asks about your gut health and is always ready to talk about it! Let’s talk at your next chiropractic appointment about how you can give your gut the attention it needs 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 pain reducing  chiropractic treatment of knee pain and osteoarthritis, a condition potentially related to inflammation as discussed here.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment today to maintain happiness and harmony in your body’s family with chiropractic care!

Johnson Chiropractic considers the health of the gut’s microbiome as it relates to diseases like arthritis, back pain, inflammation, and more when establishing a Richmond chiropractic treatment plan. 
 
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