Pembroke Pines, Florida (PRWEB) April 04, 2014
According to a case study from the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, pediatric constipation accounts for approximately 2.5 million physician visits annually costing roughly $3362 per treated child. Accepted methods of treatment for constipation may include family education, behavioral therapy, laxatives, rectal suppositories, enemas, polyethylene glycol 3350, and dietary changes including fiber supplementation and trial of withholding milk.
This case study identifies the nervous system involvement as it relates to constipation and digestive stress. The conclusion of the study is a favorable one showing resolution of symptoms of a child with constipation and fecal incontinence thru chiropractic care. Dr. Zev Mellman, a chiropractor in Pembroke Pines, FL who has a thriving pediatric practice, said, "We check for signs of spine/postural stress affecting the body's natural ability to heal, recover, and function optimally. We do this thru touch and technology. It starts with a thorough history and consult; we then want to test the child's spinal movement, muscle tone and balance, and postural guarding. Additionally, we use two sophisticated pieces of technology to help us identify the impact their spine is having on their nerve system function."
According to Kent & Seaman referenced in the study, subluxation (spinal misalignment) offers a rationale for increase stress to the sympathetic nervous system due to structural irritation. Dr. Zev Mellman commented stating, "Chiropractic's role is to restore proper bio-mechanical and neurological function as it pertains to that individual. If this normalizes, gastrointestinal function than even better." After significant research on this topic, it is clear there is correlation and rationale for further exploration through evidence-based case studies.
"We see phenomenal changes in our practice members suffering with constipation as a direct result of focusing on vertebral subluxation and the corrective postural work we do," concluded Dr. Mellman.
About Dr. Zev Mellman DC:
Prominent Pembroke Pines chiropractor Dr. Zev Mellman has helped thousands of Pembroke Pines / Hollywood / Miami residents eliminate the source of their pain and discomfort while helping them regain their youth and vitality. Utilizing the latest in Chiropractic BioPhysics®, advanced digital analysis tools, and cutting edge therapies, Pembroke Pines, FL chiropractor Dr. Zev Mellman can pinpoint the source of your ailment, correct its cause, and teach you how to protect yourself from re-injury.