Dr. Susan Plank, D.C.'s Norwin Wellness Center
Dr. Susan Plank, D.C.'s                      Norwin Wellness Center
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Natural IBS solutions for those who think they've tried them all!

Pain after Eating

Embarrassing Uncontrollable Gas

Bloating, Weight Issues


Eat the Foods You Love Again

Discover Dr. Susan Plank's Norwin Wellness Center and Plank Chiropractic

Welcome to Dr. Susan Plank's Norwin Wellness Center


The mission of Dr. Plank's Norwin Wellness Center is to offer natural health solutions to those suffering from pain, weight issues and IBS symptoms.  We provide natural strategies and lifestyle management to help you take control of your life and introduce you to the vibrant energetic person you deserve to be.


Are you suffering from physical pain, digestive gas, bloating, weight issues, fatigue, constipation or diarrhea?  These symptoms can cause social isolation, embarrassment and fear associated with eating.


Your body has the ability to be strong, healthy and vibrant as long as it receives what it needs to function properly.  These symptoms indicate your body is out of balance.  When these symptoms are experienced together and for longer than three months a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is usually made.


What causes these symptoms?  Modern medicine believes there is no known cure for the symptoms of IBS, medical treatments focuses only on the symptoms of IBS. Utilizing a functional nutrition approach the focus is placed on the cause of your digestive symptoms. There are new and exciting IBS treatment options, hope is available!



Why is Dr. Plank's approach different?

Focusing on the cause of your symptoms not using medications to cover-up your symptoms allows us to get to a deeper level of understanding your specific needs.  Imbalances in your health will come to light and we will develop a Specialized Treatment Plan specifically for you.



How is my Pain - Weight - IBS Treatment Plan Determined?

Many clients suffer significantly from each aspect of this triad, others suffer to varying degrees in each aspect of the.  The following tests can be utilized to focus on the causes of your specific symptoms:


If you are experiencing pain, a thorough physical exam can reveal the cause of      your pain.  Specific Pain management therapies are used to target your back, joint or abdominal pain.


Blood Testing to identify underlying imbalances.  Deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D can lead to pain and discomfort and are often caused by digestive absorptive issues.


Stool Testing will reveal dysfunction of the digestive, absorptive and elimination phases of the digestive system.  Also, inflammation of the gut, dysbiosis, candida yeast and parasitic infections can be revealed.  Many times stool testing reveals underlying causes affecting pain, weight loss and gain, and specifically your digestive issues.


Food Sensitivity Testing is fast and accurate and can identify specific foods that are causing inflammation in the body.  Inflammation is known to cause pain, digestive irritation and can be the underlying cause to failed weight loss attempts.

Why doesn’t my doctor order these specialized tests?

Modern medicine doesn’t have all the answers.  Doctors are taught to diagnose and treat a person based on their symptoms.  In most medical practices the client’s symptoms are the focus.  Medication and surgery are directed at symptom management. 


Functional nutrition focuses on identifying and removing the cause of the symptoms.  A functional medicine physician is an expert at evaluating and interpreting the specialized testing needed to address the cause of pain and discomfort.


What can I expect from my personalized treatment plan?


Diet Modification is a must to remove the offending foods that are causing inflammation, gas and bloating.  After completing the testing we will know how inflamed your gut is.  The greater the level of inflammation the more intensive your program will be to resolve the inflammatory process.


Targeted Supplementation will be used to address the findings of your lab testing.  The lab testing may uncover an underlying condition (infection, thyroid issue, vitamin deficiency) that must be addressed before addressing your gas, bloating and IBS symptoms. 

Highly absorbable supplements are used to begin the healing process of balancing your biochemistry, nourishing your body and re-establishing a healthy gut environment.  Decreasing inflammation will resolve pain, belching, gas, bloating and gut mobility problems.


Will my insurance pay for my treatment?

Dr. Susan Plank’s Norwin Wellness Center strives to offer result driven affordable care.  Insurance coverages have changed dramatically; with high deductibles, co-pays and co-insurances. Dr. Plank wants to offer you the care you need and deserve.  For that reason we do not accepted or bill insurance for this care. 

Solving the Pain-Weight-Gut Connection


Dr. Susan Plank's Norwin   Wellness Center & Chiropractic Office

     10501 Station Street

     North Huntingdon, PA 15642

     Phone:  724.863.5420


Dr. Susan Plank Family Chiropractic

     4923 Butler Street

     Pittsburgh, PA 15201
     Phone:  412.688.9288

Natural IBS solutions for those who think they've tried them all!



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