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Relief for Constipation in Plymouth

The Wellness Center of Plymouth, the office of Elizabeth Sisk, DC, director of chiropractic, and Scott Anderson, DC, provides a hands-on approach to health and healing with natural pain solutions. Sisk says, “Constipation is a very common digestive disorder, and is a very painful and uncomfortable condition. Approximately 16 percent of Americans and a third of those older than 60 suffer from chronic constipation. Almost one in every 20 childhood doctor visits is because of constipation.”

            Constipation is defined as having  no bowel movements in three days or having fewer than three bowel movements a week. It can be due to spinal misalignment, or subluxation, in the lower thoracic region and the upper lumbar region. Chiropractic treatment that includes spinal manipulation therapy, stretching and soft tissue therapy have been shown to correct the spinal misalignment. Sisk advises, “Chiropractors remove stress from the nervous system, allowing it to function as it should. We often see constipation issues resolve after just several adjustments. Adjustments may also offer an effective treatment option if you have frequent stomach aches, reflux and other gastrointestinal conditions.”

Location: 1075 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. For appointments and more information, call 734-454-5600 or visit