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, if you have any sort of pain similar to it you might want to check this out. 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. Whether it’s a chronic problem like back pain or arthritis, an old sports injury, or new discomfort from a recent accident, pain can keep you from moving freely and comfortably.
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.