Ibd Sufferers: You Can End the Struggle

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Ibd Sufferers: You Can End the Struggle

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis eight years ago, and I was told that I would likely struggle with flare-ups for the rest of my life. I heard stories of other sufferers who had to eventually have their colons removed, and I became determined to not become part of this statistic. I was prescribed a daily medication that helps manage my condition, and although I don't like taking pills, I realize I need it to keep my colon healthy. I still experienced flares, so I began an elimination diet recommended by my doctor and found my "trigger" foods. I have now been flare-free for two years! I created this blog to help remind others with IBD that there is hope. You can end the constant struggle if you work with your doctor to try different methods of controlling your disease.

How To Get Relief From Constant Backaches

If you are suffering from constant backaches, your entire life might be affected in a negative way. From finding the source of the pain to getting help from a chiropractor, here are some ideas that might get you some relief.

Make A Thorough Evaluation 

If you don't know what's causing the pain, consider the following.

  • Are backaches something that family members have a lot?
  • Perhaps you have simply strained it or you have overused your back while exercising or doing other strenuous physical activity.
  • Do your backaches come at a certain time of the month and then you don't get bad ones again until the next month?
  • Have you already seen your family doctor for a professional evaluation?
  • Have you evaluated things like how much sleep you are getting?

Get Relief In Different Ways

 After you have established the reason for your pain, perhaps with the help of a doctor, you can go forward with getting the right treatment.

You have probably already tried over-the-counter medication. If they didn't help, your doctor might have prescribed stronger medication. However, you might be hesitant to use that medication for fear of becoming addicted to it. If you haven't had any luck with traditional medication, consider going to a chiropractor who has been trained to manipulate your body in a way that you will get the help you need.

Don't be surprised if your doctor refers you to a chiropractor. They may work together on your constant back problem so that you can benefit from both of their counsel. At first, you will probably go to the chiropractor twice a week, or even more times per week. Slowly you will more than likely return once a week, then every other week and so on, until you have been relieved of the backaches. 

The chiropractor will more than likely use state-of-the-art equipment that will give you relief over a period of time. In addition, you may be asked to do specific exercises at home. 

Think of keeping a journal of your everyday activities and of the foods you eat. Include in your journal the medications you take and how much relief you get from them. The journal may become important when you are with your doctor. Just refer to what you wrote so that you can report to your doctor and your chiropractor specific things that you believe are pertinent to your problem. Even write down small things that might seem insignificant to you. 

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