If you suffer with IBS, there have probably been more pressing matters than the
communication between your gut and your nervous system. But there is a connection that may help to explain some of your symptoms.
The nerves that supply the intestines originate in the low back/lumbar spine. When the large intestine is irritated, then those nerves are also irritated, and that message travels back to the spine, experienced as pain. Then, because there is a pain message, the muscles are told to tighten up, causing muscle spasm, which can, in turn, cause back pain.
So, a chiropractor can help with the musculoskeletal symptoms of IBS; with improved
movement of the spine, there is better nerve function, which may help with the other
symptoms of IBS.
IBS is a complicated condition that is best helped with a team approach. A chiropractic
assessment should be part of your team approach in dealing with IBS.