Understanding and Resolving Chronic Constipation in Children: A Neurological Approach

While discussions about poop may bring laughs, chronic constipation in children is a serious concern affecting approximately 25-30% of them. It goes beyond digestion, often signaling underlying issues like autism, anxiety, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, and ADHD. If you’ve exhausted various remedies without success, including diet changes and medications, this information is for you. We delve into the root causes of chronic constipation, moving beyond nutritional imbalances, and present drug-free options for enhancing your child’s quality of life.

A Story of Hope:

Meet Lucas, a child who struggled with chronic constipation from a young age. His family, navigating doctor visits, tests, and the challenges of medications like Miralax, found hope through Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care. This approach brought transformative changes to Lucas’s life, offering relief and a renewed sense of well-being.

Understanding the Science: It’s Neurological:

Chronic constipation isn’t just about genetics or nutrition; it’s primarily a neurological imbalance. Despite diet modifications and supplements, many parents find little relief for their children. Clinically, chronic constipation is often “neurogenic,” indicating an overactive sympathetic nervous system and dysregulated digestive muscles.

This imbalance, referred to as subluxation and dysautonomia, triggers a fight-or-flight response, diverting energy away from the digestive tract. This neurological imbalance is strongly correlated with conditions like autism, ADHD, sensory challenges, and anxiety.

Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care:

Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic adjustments, specifically targeting the vagus nerve and parasympathetic system, offer a drug-free solution. These adjustments stimulate and activate the parasympathetic nervous system and vagus nerve, promoting digestive motility and relaxation. By restoring balance, these adjustments can be a game-changer for chronic constipation linked to neurological imbalances.

Next Steps: Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic:

If your child faces chronic constipation, understanding the neurological component is crucial. Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care, as provided at Foundations Chiropractic, can make a significant difference. Our specialized approach activates the parasympathetic nervous system, humorously referred to as “hitting the poop button,” fostering digestive motility and relaxation within the nervous system.

To explore how this approach works or schedule a consult and exam for your child, reach out to Foundations Chiropractic today! If you’re not local, check our PX Docs directory to find an office near you. Investing in your child’s neurological well-being not only addresses chronic constipation but opens the door to a happier, healthier future.

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