The spastic colitis
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The spastic colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome is a very common disorder.
In general, spastic colitis refers to a whole range of symptoms such as colic, diarrhea or constipation, feeling of incomplete emptying, lack of transit, intestinal bloating and flautulenza.
Unlike other affections of the digestive tract, this disorder has not an organic base, that is not dependent on alterations of the intestinal wall or of blood values.
In other words it is a bad intestinal function in the absence of obvious damage to the intestines or other organs.
Usually this complex symptomatology depends on neuro- vegetative imbalances, ie by a disruption of the systems that regulate the functionality of the autonomous activities of the body including, of course, the digestion.
Osteopathy intervenes on this type of problem with a margin of success quite variable from patient to patient.
Almost always, however, the solution of this disorder requires a rather long time.
This also in consideration of the fact that the spastic colitis usually is established in a rather subtle way and over long times.
The first symptoms are always underestimated and people go to the doctor when the problem beomes more serious.
Statistically, those who turn to osteopathy for such a problem have suffered from this problem for more than ten years minimum.
Therefore the path of readjustment very often is not short.
This can sometimes lead to discouragement on the part of the patient.
However, a neuro- vegetative balance is absolutely essential in order to solve a problem of irritable bowel also because, in reality, this problem has an almost exclusively functional base.
The osteopathic intervention, from a technical point of view, is not very different from the treatment of low back pain or gastritis.
In any case, it starts with the search of the primary lesions and proceed with their correction.
Only the timing and modalities change.
I'll describe the case of a of 35-year old patirnt who complained of symptoms that suggested irritable bowel syndrome, in particular with regard to constipation.
After an initial examination the patient had restrictions at the level of the base of the skull and spine at the lumbar spine, as well as structural lesions in the lower limbs.
The first results, from a point of view of the intestinal transit, have occurred only after a few months.
Spontaneous activity of the colon has reappeared, although not in a completely regular way, after more than a year.
The patient had been suffering from this problem since adolescence.