Health Conditions treated by Dr. McCall
- Acid Reflux
- Allergies and Asthma
- Auto Accidents
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Diet and Nutrition
- Enhanced Sports Performance
- Neck Pain
- Overall Aches and Pains
- Pinched Nerve
- Sinus Problems
- Sleep Disturbances
- Sports Injuries
- Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
- Urinary Incontinence
I can treat a lot of different symptoms or conditions in my office, but the one that gets overlooked the most is digestive issues.
Throughout the years of my education and practice I have found that asking my patients how their digestion is going, will usually garner the answer of “fine”. Many doctors have the same experience that they rarely find a patient who answers that their digestion is not doing well, only to ask a few more questions and find that the patient has been suffering from digestive symptoms.
It goes like this:
How is your digestion? “It’s good”
How often do you defecate? “Once a week” I have always gone once a week”
Do you get gas every day? “Yes, my wife gets it worse than me.”
Do you have heartburn? “No, I take pills for that.”
Do you get sinus problems? “Yes”
Does your sinuses drip or get stuffy? “Both, it’s seasonal.”
Do you get drowsy after eating? “Yes, I sometimes fall asleep after eating because I work a lot.”
Does your stool change in consistency and/or color? “Yes”
Are there certain foods that upset your stomach? “No”
Does fried food upset your stomach? ‘Yes”
Do you have allergies? “Yes, hay fever”
If we look at the dialog above, we have a clear digestive case, but to the patient it is not so. The patient’s digestion is good in their mind. I highly suspect a digestive case with not defecating 1-3 times daily (yes, this seems odd to us all), they have gas daily, they are on PPI’s, have sinus issues, allergies and changes to stool. Other symptoms are multiple joint pain, and or musculoskeletal pain (joint/muscle) that is worse in the morning and feels better with warming up, headaches, migraine, numbness at night, frequent colds and PMS.
Many of the symptoms above can be from other causes but the most overlooked system for these symptoms is digestive. These digestive issues are seldom severe and pathological. What is meant is that the ability of the digestive system to break food down properly to its most basic units is not running efficiently enough so that the body now has symptoms. Otherwise known as a functional problem. Functional problems are the organs and tissue are not functioning properly in the coordinated processes of digestion.
If you are experiencing symptoms of one or more of the following, come see me to try and get an answer to your digestive issues. Usually, these symptoms you are experiencing are a very easy fix. These symptoms show up in the musculoskeletal system and looking into your digestion can help resolve these types of issues.
- If you have pain that isn’t going away even with long term treatment from chiropractic, massage, or physical therapy.
- If you have pain or stiffness discomfort when you wake up or are sitting for a long period of time.
- If you have numbness or tingling that has not been diagnosed as something else but are still having those symptoms.
Come see Dr. McCall to find some relief in your digestive issues!