Crohn’s disease was discovered in 1932 and affects both adults and children. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory development in the digestive tract and can occur anywhere (mouth to anus), although it is often limited to the large and small intestines. The inflammation is usually complete and can sometimes lead to constipation in the intestine, causing the inflamed tissue to block the passage of food and waste. Crohn’s disease can also lead to fistulas and ulcers that cause discomfort and pain.
Crohn’s patients with back pain can also suffer from osteoporosis problems due to long-term poor nutrient intake and subsequent calcium deficiency.
Research has recently found that low stomach acid is a possible factor in increasing the risk of a patient developing Crohn’s disease. Other risk factors are genetic predisposition and poor nutrition. Stress can worsen Crohn’s disease and is not a cause of it.
Crohn’s disease and back pain are associated with digestive problems such as diarrhea, frequent cramps and the development of ulcers and fistulas.
Proper treatment of back pain and Crohn’s disease requires that the origin be determined first to determine whether it is really digestive and whether it relates to the back. This helps to work towards reducing inflammation to help relieve back pain.
However, Crohn’s disease and back pain can occur in the back muscles (muscle tension) and bone structures as a result of osteoporosis. In both cases, it is in the patient’s interest to reduce the inflammatory processes and improve food intake.
Doctors could prescribe different medications for the various problems related to Crohn’s disease, including the use of pain relievers, other medications, dietary changes, surgery, and lifestyle changes.
There are patients in whom chiropractor treatments have shown a significant improvement in their Crohn’s disease and back pain. Spinal manipulations, as well as massages and physical therapies, often relieve many of the symptoms associated with muscle tension and intestinal swelling. Chiropractors believe that chiropractic back adjustments do not cure Crohn’s disease, but help treat back pain associated with this condition.