Typically, chiropractic patients get great results and relief for their hemorrhoids, as their body responds to correction of the subluxations, or nerve pressure, found in the L4 and L5 area of the low back. Occasionally, hemorrhoids are the result of sacral or pelvic subluxations. When the pressure is removed from the nerve, the muscles that control the dilation and constriction of the blood vessels in the bowels will function properly and potentially reduce the hemorrhoids.
Other advice for hemorrhoid reduction is to avoid white flour and white sugar, which will help to establish regular bowel habits. One to two ounces of Aloe Vera juice, a day, can help any type of intestinal irritations and support healthy bowel habits, as well. Drinking plenty of water and or taking Fen-Cho (a Standard Process product) will help keep the bowels loose while the hemorrhoids are healing. Strengthening the abdominal musculature may also help in the reduction of hemorrhoids. Collinsonia Root, which is another great Standard Process product, will help with vascular toning and correction of hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
If you, or someone you love, suffers with hemorrhoids, call the office and make an appointment to consult with one of the doctors about how you can get lasting relief through consistent chiropractic care.