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My 7 yr old has been going to a chiropractor to help have more frequemt bowel movements.What r your thoughts?
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
11 doctors agree
In brief: Stop
I would not begrudge you your chiropractic experience; but there is no supportive evidence that i know of to back up the chiropractor and increasing bowel frequency.
If there is a true GI issue here you should first start with your childs' pediatrician and proceed from there.

In brief: Stop
I would not begrudge you your chiropractic experience; but there is no supportive evidence that i know of to back up the chiropractor and increasing bowel frequency.
If there is a true GI issue here you should first start with your childs' pediatrician and proceed from there.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. George Klauber
In the meantime try MiraLax or Befiber, both harmless and easy to swallow in juice or milk and reduce cheese consuption. cheese fro diet
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Modify your child´s diet. Increase water and reduce juices, teas and milk products. Lots of fruits and veggies. Fruits that start with the latter "P" make you poop.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Waste of Time
Usually a simple dietary adjustment will work where a chiropractic adjustment is a waste of money for this problem.

In brief: Waste of Time
Usually a simple dietary adjustment will work where a chiropractic adjustment is a waste of money for this problem.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Frustration time
I suppose you have tried several things recommended by his/her doc with limited benefit to reach out to a chiropractor. This is a common but often mishandled problem by many.
I would find a developmental pediatrician or a pedi GI person with a support team.These can take a year to fix with the right plan.Most fail because they don't understand why it happens and quit treatment too soon.

In brief: Frustration time
I suppose you have tried several things recommended by his/her doc with limited benefit to reach out to a chiropractor. This is a common but often mishandled problem by many.
I would find a developmental pediatrician or a pedi GI person with a support team.These can take a year to fix with the right plan.Most fail because they don't understand why it happens and quit treatment too soon.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Second opinion
If your child is going more than 3-4 days or longer between bowel movements, i would seek the advice of a pediatic gastroenterologist.

In brief: Second opinion
If your child is going more than 3-4 days or longer between bowel movements, i would seek the advice of a pediatic gastroenterologist.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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