Bowel Disorder Treatment
There are many types of bowel disorders that can affect everything from
the absorption, movement through the bowel, irritability of the bowels,
and control over the emptying of the bowel.
Bowel disorders can arise for many reasons including: a disease or injury
that caused damage to the nervous system, injuries sustained to the pelvic
floor due to giving birth, cancer surgery, hemorrhoid surgery, or other
The Bowel Problems we treat most frequently include:
Fecal Incontinence: Fecal Incontinence occurs when a person unintentionally loses stool or
mucous from the rectum. According to the National Institute of Health,
about 1 in every 12 people has fecal incontinence and it is slightly more
common in women.
Flatulence Incontinence: Just like fecal incontinence, many people experience an overabundance
of uncontrolled, excessive flatulence.
Chronic Constipation: Although constipation if frequently experienced by many, chronic constipation
can cause many other conditions such as a rectal prolapse or incontinence.
In addition to dietary and absorption issues, it can sometimes be caused
by tension of the pelvic floor muscles, surgical scarring around the intestinal
tract or pelvic muscles, or due to spinal nerves.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): IBS is a complex and common disorder that affects the lining of the colon
and can cause spasming, cramping, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea.
Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction: Neurogenic bowel dysfunction is a term used to describe when a bowel
disorders arises due to problems with the nerves that control the bowel.
This is common among people who have conditions that affect the spinal
cord or brain such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease,
stroke, or spinal cord injury.
Rectocele: A Rectocele, also known as a prolapse of the rectum, is typically characterized
by the bulging of the rectum into the vagina. This can occur when the
supportive tissues of the intestines have been weakened and can occur
due to injury sustained during birthing a child, chronic straining for
bowel movements or constipation, chronic coughing, increased abdominal
pressure from obesity, or straining after heavy lifting.