GI Problems Specialist

Greenwich Wellness

Adam Massoud, DC

Chiropractor located in Greenwich, CT

Heartburn, constipation, abdominal pain, and bloating are common symptoms of many gastrointestinal (GI) problems. If you have GI problems that affect your quality of life and traditional treatments fail to ease your symptoms, Adam Massoud, DC, at Greenwich Wellness, can help. Dr. Massoud takes a whole-body approach to health and well-being, providing many therapies to improve digestion and restore GI balance, easing your GI problem. Call the office in Greenwich, Connecticut, or book an appointment online today.

GI Problems Q&A

What are GI problems?

Gastrointestinal (GI) problems include any symptom or condition that affects your gastrointestinal system. Your GI system includes your:

  • Mouth
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Large intestine 
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Gallbladder

These organs work together, helping you digest, metabolize, and absorb nutrients from the food you eat. Any condition that affects the structure or function of one or more of these organs may cause GI problems.

With GI problems, you may have symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, or indigestion. GI problems may also affect your ability to digest and absorb nutrients, putting you at risk of malnutrition. 

Though many conditions cause GI problems, Dr. Massoud focuses on your whole health, not your symptoms or diagnosis. 

What happens during a consultation for GI problems?

When you visit Greenwich Wellness with concerns about GI problems, Dr. Massoud conducts a comprehensive history and physical exam. He asks detailed questions about your symptoms, daily routine, typical diet, and the types of medications and supplements you take.

Dr. Massoud performs a physical exam, paying close attention to spinal and joint alignment. Your spine protects your spinal cord and serves as an exit point for your peripheral nerves. 

Your peripheral nerves act as a means of communication between your body’s organs — including your digestive system — and the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Misalignment in your spine may affect this communication, contributing to your GI problems. 

Dr. Massoud may also request diagnostic tests, such as blood work to assess nutritional health or imaging tests to evaluate the structure of your spine.

How are GI problems treated?

At Greenwich Wellness, Dr. Massoud uses several treatments and therapies to address GI problems. Your treatment plan may include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Massoud performs chiropractic adjustments to remove nerve blockages to your organs, improving function and easing symptoms.

Acupuncture

Dr. Massoud is a certified acupuncturist and uses acupuncture techniques to enhance organ function. He places the thin acupuncture needles at specific points in your body, restoring your body’s flow of energy, also known as Qi, to improve health and well-being.

Nutrition therapy

Dr. Massoud customizes a nutrition therapy treatment plan to restore balance to your GI system. Your plan may include specific whole food nutrients supplements from Standard Process® and MediHerb® herbal supplements that promote healing, improve function, and restore wellness. 

GI problems are common and can affect your quality of life. For a more holistic approach to managing your GI problem, call Greenwich Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.