• IBS
  • Causes
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

Are you experiencing constipation, abdominal cramping, pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits? Is it negatively affecting your daily life? Have you tried all means of treatment but have not been able to get any relief? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), the all-natural alternative, may be the answer for you.

Studies have shown:

  • OMT may be beneficial in the treatment of patients with IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms are a result of the interaction between the food we eat and the resident bacterial community in our large bowel. Frequently, there is associated hypersensitivity of the colonic wall to the ‘stretching and distention’ that normally occur during food digestion resulting in pain and discomfort.

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The cause behind the development of IBS is not clear but may occur after a severe gastro-intestinal infection, the use of antibiotics, or prolonged stress.

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The symptoms of IBS may range from mild to severe and may occur at least 3 days a week for 3 or more continuous months.The most common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain/ discomfort
  • Gas and bloating – usually worse as the day goes on
  • Alternating bowel habits – from constipation to loose bowels
  • Frequently, symptoms are worse when one is under external stress or pressure
  • Frequently, symptoms are better after a bowel movement
  • Certain food triggers may be obvious in some people
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Diagnosis of IBS is based on the symptoms and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptomsmay include:

  • Blood tests to identify celiac disease
  • Stool sample examination to detect infections
  • Blood tests to look for anaemia(iron, folate, or B12 deficiency)
  • In some cases, a gastroscopy and a colonoscopy may be ordered where a flexible tube with a camera is used to examine the stomach and small bowels as well as the colon.
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In some cases, a gastroscopy and a colonoscopy may be ordered where a flexible tube with a camera is used to examine the stomach and small bowels as well as the colon.

  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment
  • Exercise, timely sleeping habits, and a balanced diet
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression management
  • Medication may be prescribed for constipation, diarrhea, pain and/or infection
  • Homeopathy
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Osteopath treatment for IBS

Here are 3 reasons to speak to us

  • You thought it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t
  • You are looking for credible healthcare alternatives – but just don’t know what is out there
  • You tried other Healthcare Professionals in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next.

Frequently asked questions

  • New patients

What should I wear to my appointments?

Loose-fitting clothing or gym clothes

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How many visits will I need?

This is variable depending upon what is being treated and how extensive your treatment needs to be.  Our goal is to bring you to optimal health so that you won’t need to continually return.

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What is the difference between licensing and board certification for a physician, and do you have any of these?

Physicians are required to be licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. by the licensing board in each state they wish to practice.

A board certified physician has completed an additional training program in a specialty and has passed a rigorous exam to assess his or her knowledge, skills and experience to provide quality patient care in that specialty.

In my case, I am licensed to practice medicine in Texas, and I have two board certifications. The first one is Family Medicine and the second one is Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

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