Objective: To present a case involving chiropractic management that showed resolution of hyper frequent nightly bowel movements following chiropractic care.
Clinical Features: A 98-year-old male patient presented with complaints of frequent, nightly bowel movements. The patient reported having no issue’s with hyper-frequency during the daytime. The main complaint of the patient was that he had to defecate nearly hourly, reporting up to 8-9 times a night once the patient went to bed. Upon exam, the patient was diagnosed with adverse mechanical cord tension, cervical vertebral subluxation, coccyx subluxation, tortipelvis and dysautonomia.
Intervention & Outcomes: The care plan included Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and Sacro-occipital Technique (SOT). Resolution of the nightly, frequent bowel movements were noted after a month of care (12) visit.
Conclusions: The patient reported on in this study experienced resolution of abnormally occurring frequent bowel movements following chiropractic care. More research is needed to further understand the role of chiropractic management in such cases.
Author keywords: Network spinal analysis, chiropractic, Sacro-occipital technique, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disorders, subluxation, functional gastrointestinal disorders, brain-gut axis
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