Abdominal pain does not automatically mean appendicitis! Especially when a GI doctor does all the standard diagnostic tests and they come back negative! Before getting exploratory abdominal surgery, it might be a good idea to have a knowledgeable chiropractor check you for what is known as an open or closed ileoceccal valve. Not all chiropractors know how to treat this condition however, so you do need to find someone who knows how to use Applied Kinesiology. We have another page on this web site that goes into that topic in detail.
What’s an ileoceccal valve? It’s the connection between your small intestines and the large intestines. There’s a check valve there that prevents the contents of the large intestines from going back into the small intestines. You wouldn’t want that to happen as you would then be re-absorbing your own waste products. This valve opens and closes to allow passage of the waste, but sometimes it can get stuck open or stuck closed. The nerves from the lower back supply the organs of reproduction and the large intestines as well as the ileoceccal valve. A pinched nerve or pressure on these nerves can affect the function of your bowels.
Some of the symptoms of a ileoceccal valve problem could be abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, bad breath, low back pain, and even shoulder pain!
Muscle testing, or Applied Kinesiology, told us that this patient had an ileoceccal valve that was stuck open. A combination of chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture points helped the body to heal itself in a very short amount of time.
How did chiropractic help this condition? Nerve impulses from your brain travel down the spinal cord inside the spinal column and out through the nerves which pass through openings between the bones in your spine. These nerves not only affect your muscles but they supply internal organs as well. Pinched nerves in these areas will limit the amount of nerve impulse that is trying to reach the organs from the brain. After a while a symptom will probably show up as your body’s way of saying there’s a problem. Chiropractic adjustments help realign the bones that were moved out of place back to a more normal position so the full nerve impulse can flow again.
We had a patient who had been having abdominal pain for the past two months! Usually appendicitis is a condition that comes on quickly. The GI doctor did all the routine blood work and even a couple of CAT scans. You have to wonder what was going through her doctor’s minds, as removing the patient’s appendix did not get rid of her abdominal pain.
We could have saved her thousands of dollars by avoiding this surgery had she come here first. If you are having abdominal pain it’s always a good idea to go to the emergency room and see a medical doctor to rule out the possibility of appendicitis, of which the only sign could be an elevated white blood cell count. But, if those all those tests come back negative and they want to do exploratory surgery, I’d look at other options first.
Denver Chiropractor Robert Ebeling DC, PC of
A-Just-A-Ble Chiropractic Center
1380 S Santa Fe Dr #103
Denver, CO 80223