Crohn’s Disease

We Treat Crohn’s Disease Complications Without Surgery or Drugs

These remarkable images show the power of Clear Passage®️ to improve the intestines of patients with Crohn’s disease. Scheduled for emergency surgery, this patient had two obstructions in her intestine secondary to her Crohn’s. On the left, we see “BEFORE” images of

  • A 3-inch long ‘string stricture’ in the lower bowel that was about the thickness of a coffee straw, and
  • An ‘hourglass obstruction’ in the upper bowel.

On the right, images taken AFTER Clear Passage®️ (only) showed that the therapy cleared both obstructions – without surgery. Notice also how much how much fuller the rest of the bowel loops are in the AFTER images. The radiologist diagnosed “normal bowel” in the images taken AFTER therapy.

Crohn’s and Adhesions

A major concern for patients with Crohn’s is internal scarring (adhesions) that forms as a response to the inflammation that so often accompanies this condition. Because the body does not dissolve adhesions, these internal scars tend to remain in the digestive tract for life. Adhesions anywhere in the abdomen can slow digestion, back up food, or cause any of a host of digestive issues. Thus, patients who have had Crohn’s or other intestinal issues that cause adhesions are prone to mechanical issues including pain, nausea, bloating, distension, constipation, or diarrhea.

Wherever they form, adhesions can blanket the intestinal walls, prevent food from being absorbed, create pain or cause digestive problems. Adhesions within the wall of the bowel can squeeze the intestines into narrowing spaces called strictures. Adhesions can join loops of the bowel together or glue them to other organs. Any of these situations can lead to surgery. Unfortunately, surgical repair of the problem is recognized as a primary cause of bowel obstruction, a life-threatening condition which can occur because surgeries tend to cause more adhesions to form.

Inflammation within the bowel is one of the main causes of bowel and abdominal adhesions.


Clear Passage®️ Treatment

Clear Passage®️ has vast experience treating and decreasing internal adhesions non-surgically. This non-invasive therapy has been the focus of our work since 1989, when our physical therapist founder developed debilitating abdominal and pelvic adhesions after surgery and radiation therapy. Citations on our work decreasing internal adhesions have been published in respected medical journals, and are contained in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, maintained by the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH).

Our focus is to decrease internal adhesions manually; we use our hands to pull apart the straitjackets of adhesions, like pulling out the run in a three-dimensional sweater. Studies indicate that attending CP therapy can improve the uptake of nutrients and return the body to a prior state of improved mobility and function. As the strong pulls of intestinal adhesions are released, pain and digestive problems can be greatly relieved, so patients can return to a much higher quality of life.

If you have Crohn’s, we first want to examine your medical records. Experience shows that patients should not be treated when they are in an active flare-up, indicated by certain markers in your blood. We may ask you to undergo and send results of a recent blood test, so we can be sure that the timing of therapy is optimum for you.

During your therapy, we will work to decrease and eliminate adhesions throughout your abdomen and pelvis. We will also instruct you about adhesions, and show you ways to avoid them, and their deleterious effects. We will provide you with a home maintenance program to help you stay in good health and avoid future surgeries.

The pain from abdominal or pelvic adhesions can be significant, yet they do not appear in virtually any diagnostic test. It can be very frustrating when your doctor says “There’s nothing there” or (more accurately) “I don’t see anything.” We know of no other non-surgical therapy that has been shown to decrease adhesions in the abdomen or pelvis.

Life after Therapy

If you are like most of our patients, you will leave therapy with a much healthier digestive tract, largely freed of internal adhesions that can bind the intestines and make life intolerable. Patients tend to report a significant decrease of pain frequency and severity after therapy, and a marked improvement in digestion. They report improved social lives so they can visit friends for dinner or go to a restaurant without fear of flare ups. In addition, our patients leave therapy with the tools they need to keep adhesions at bay and avoid surgery.

Other Treatment Options (Surgery, Drugs)

Other treatments for relieving you of chronic flare ups resulting in life-threatening bowel obstructions are limited. In severe cases, doctors may suggest surgery. However, as stated before, surgery is frequently cited as the primary cause of bowel obstructions due to the fact that surgery results in the formation of additional adhesions as the body’s first steps in healing.

Published Success Rates

To view a full list of our published studies and success rates treating adhesion-related disorders in Crohn’s Disease patients, please visit our Bowel Obstruction Success Rates page


To read previous patient success stories of Clear Passage®️ treatment, please visit our Testimonials page

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