Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with osteopathy: Results of a randomized controlled pilot study
There has almost been much controversy about whether spinal adjusting has the ability to affect visceral function. Over the years, there has been a surprising number of studies (mostly in osteopathic journals) that do show an effect of manipulation on visceral function.
In this small study we see that osteopathic manipulation was effective in symptom scores for irritable bowel syndrome. Couple manual therapy with some aggressive lifestyle changes and targeted suplementation and you’ve got quite a nice set of tools to drastically help IBS.