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Spinal problems and digestive issues: Is there a link? – Medical News Today

Thursday, 17 February, 2022

Spinal problems and digestive issues: Is there a link? – Medical News Today

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The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and the spinal cord and controls most functions of the body and the mind. The CNS governs voluntary movements, such as walking, and involuntary movements, including those involved in digestion. Therefore, conditions that affect the spinal cord may also affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Several studies, which we cite below, have found links between spinal problems and GI symptoms, such as:

  • difficulty controlling bowel movements
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Doctors cannot successfully treat the underlying cause of some spinal problems, and therefore, they aim to manage symptoms instead. However, with other spinal issues, such as herniated disks, healthcare professionals can address symptoms with medications and surgery.
Read more at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/can-spinal-problems-cause-digestive-issues

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