Volvulus is a serious condition caused by a twisting of the bowels. It occurs when the bowels lack normal attachments inside the abdomen allowing them to twist and rotate. The condition obstructs the flow of the bowel and the intestine can infarct. It is essential to seek immediate treatment for volvulus to maximize outcomes and prevent serious complications. In most cases, people who receive prompt treatment for volvulus do not experience long-term complications.