A federal grant has been awarded to Dr. Geoffrey Bove and Susan Chapelle for their research on postsurgical and ileus that may have significant implications to the chiropractic community.

According to Bove, he became interested in the subject when he was invited to observe Chapelle’s performance of abdominal massage and specific visceral mobilization to address postsurgical adhesions. This sparked a study that will determine if surgery-induced adhesions can be prevented in rats. The Research Project Grant, which amounts to $790,000, is funded by the Public Health Service through the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

As pelvic surgeries and Caesarean births increase, postsurgical methods that will prevent adhesion and ileus have become very relevant. Results from this research may promote the use of chiropractic practice after surgery. “It is my hope that our investigations will catalyze chiropractors to extend and expand their skills, and thus the breadth of their practices, with the inclusion of these methods,” shared Bove.

Chiropractors of ChiroCarolina® are keeping themselves updated about this research and are very willing to obtain further studies and additional training if this pushes through. Currently, ChiroCarolina® offers chiropractic treatment and acupuncture to address back pain, neck pain, arm pain, headaches and a lot more.

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