If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have irritable bowel syndrome, you probably are suffering with abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, excess gas, fatigue, as well as changes in bowel movements. This can be happening for different reasons. The good news is that if it is truly IBS that you have as opposed to inflammatory bowel disease, you will more than likely not have as many complications or potential setbacks. Some people notice that their IBS gets worse when they are undergoing greater amounts of mental or emotional stress. You may notice at times you go through bouts of constipation, while at other times you are dealing with diarrhea. Since there is no IBS test, this diagnosis is given after the other GI diagnosis’ have been ruled out. Headaches are common with those have IBS. Different medications are usually offered for dealing with constipation, diarrhea, infections, and the spasms. Many people are not happy taking the drugs, or just wish they didn’t need to take them as often because of the side effects. It’s usually not a “life threatening” condition, however, at times of a bad flare up, it can be nearly impossible to leave the house for work or for social gatherings. In that sense, it is a major inconvenience and most people are sick and tired of it.
23 years of practice, as well as being board eligible in chiropractic neurology and spending over a hundred hours of postgraduate studies in functional endocrinology, has taught me how and why people with IBS are suffering and what can be done. I understand that you are concerned that your pain and suffering will get worse. I know that you are worried that you are running out of options. Unfortunately most people have given up on doing anything about it. They heard a doctor tell them that they would just have to learn to live with it, and unfortunately they never questioned the doctor. As a result, they continue to suffer.
With specific testing, specific dietary recommendations, and other types of care offered by Dr. Picard, you can work to decrease the flare ups associated with IBS. The good news is that the care he offers does not involve medications. Therefore, you will not have to worry about side effects. If you are looking for more information as to what options are available to you, call the office today to schedule your $27 screening. During the $27 screening Dr. Picard will go over your health history, review previous care, discuss the type of testing and care that may be best for you, and he will answer your questions so that you can decide if this approach is right for you.