Helping Constipation and Diarrhea with Chiropractic Care

Constipation and diarrhea are common conditions anyone can experience, regardless of age. Typically, they are not severe and disappear after a few days. However, the persistence of these conditions indicates a more serious problem. It’s time to seek help if you have not seen improvement.

Chiropractic care is a promising option for promoting digestive health. Our team at Innate Life Chiropractic is exceptional when it comes to helping people with constipation and diarrhea. We can get you started down that path of relief and feeling better. The goal is for you to gain better function, have more control over your body, and create a healthier future.

Causes for These Digestive Upsets

Constipation occurs when bowel movements are less frequent, and stools become difficult to pass. This condition occurs because the colon has absorbed too much water from its waste. It dries the stool out, making it difficult to pass out of the body. As a result, abdominal pain and discomfort are common.

Diarrhea is the opposite. It causes urgent, loose, or watery bowel movements, often several times daily. It is commonly caused by foods that upset the digestive system, infections by bacteria, and viruses that infect the bowels. Allergies, intolerances to certain foods, and medications may also cause diarrhea.

These digestive concerns can happen due to changes in diet and lifestyle, insufficient fiber intake, dehydration, or medications. Pregnancy and other conditions can also cause digestive difficulties.

Common Symptoms


  • Passing fewer than three bowel movements per week
  • Lumpy or hard stools
  • Straining to pass a bowel movement
  • Feeling as if there’s a blockage preventing bowel movements
  • Feeling as if you cannot completely empty the stool from your rectum


  • Urgent need to have a bowel movement
  • Abdominal cramps or pain
  • Bloating
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration

Help for Constipation and Diarrhea at Innate Life Chiropractic

The digestive system is directly linked to the nervous system. Stress causes nerve miscommunication between the brain and specific organs. When constipation or diarrhea occurs, there is an imbalance in the body. We look at the overall tone of your nervous system and for any tension on the nerves in your stomach, intestines, and colon.

Tonal Chiropractic Adjustments

Digestion and elimination are both normal functions of the body. However, they can be interfered with when the nervous system runs “fight or flight” all the time.

Tonal chiropractic allows your body to find harmony between sympathetic overdrive and exhaustion. It relieves abnormal tension in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This method allows your brain and body to be more adaptable and resilient. Dr. Nathan uses a combination of MLS, Network Spinal Analysis, Biogeometric Integration, and MC2 to help your nervous system shift from stress to healing.


Zone Adjustments

The brain is responsible for communicating and coordinating the functions of the body. Any bodily disturbance may be attributed to an imbalance of the brain.

The Zone Technique is a healing method that uses biomechanical and neurological input to improve the brain’s communication with the six zones of the body. True healing can occur by bringing the brain and the different zones of the body.

The elimination, nervous, and digestive zones are most common in constipation and diarrhea. The Elimination zone works to flush out waste and toxins in the body. The body could absorb harmful bacteria and particles if not working correctly.

The Nervous zone is the body’s nervous system. When this zone is unbalanced, nerve communication is affected. Sleep patterns, emotional state, and diet are also affected.

The Digestive zone is responsible for breaking down food and liquids into usable energy. Poor diet choices lead to indigestion and allergic reactions. As a result, constipation and diarrhea can occur. When there is an imbalance in this zone, nutrients are not absorbed properly.

Getting Started

Get help before your digestive health causes greater stress and discomfort. At Innate Life Chiropractic, we use Zone Technique to help you heal. Dr. Nathan will start by determining which zones are unbalanced and how to change the tone of your nervous system.

Once he determines which zone to start, he will begin regular adjustments to help the body heal. Finally, Dr. Nathan will provide lifestyle advice to assist in the healing process. Our focus is to create long-term solutions with you.