In order to experience good health to the maximum, the body must be in proper alignment. Our operating system is a network of nerves that control everything that we do. A group of nerves located in the lumbar region are responsible for bowel and urinary control, and sexual function. If anything upsets the lumbar nerves, then these functions may be disturbed. Potential problems can result from herniated discs or pinched nerves or even slight misalignment.
Pressure in the lumbar cluster can affect your digestion. Since the lumbar nerves control peristalsis, pressure could reduce peristaltic action creating dysfunction in the bowel. A problem with these nerves can cause the following:
- Loss of bowel control
- Pain across your abdomen
It may be that you only need a re-alignment to relieve pressure on this nerve cluster. Add a routine chiropractic exam and spinal alignment to your healthcare measures in order to care for the lumbar nerves. Your chiropractor can also suggest exercises to maintain your health in this area.