Chiropractic Care for Digestive Issues

Find relief from heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, and excessive gas.

Do you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, or excessive gas? If so, you’re not alone. Over-the-counter drugs for acid indigestion are the second class of best-selling drugs in the nation.

But what if we told you there was a way to put an end to digestive issues for good? Many indigestion sufferers have found permanent relief for their digestive problems by turning to chiropractic care.

How can my spinal health possibly impact my digestive health?

It’s mainly about the nerves radiating from your thoracic vertebrae. When your thoracic vertebrae are out of alignment, it will effect and irritate your nervous system. If the nerves leading to your digestive organs are irritated, then it stands to reason that your stomach will be irritated as well.

These primary nerves branch out into millions of nerve endings which are centered throughout your digestive system, communicating your brain’s instructions to your colon, esophagus, gall bladder, small intestine, and stomach. The nerves radiating from your spine serve as the roots of these nerve “trees,” and, as you may know, it’s nearly impossible for a tree to stay healthy if the roots are damaged in any way.

Removing this pressure often causes digestion problems to either improve or simply to go away entirely. Some of my patients find they can throw away their Rolaids for good—especially if they make some new, positive lifestyle choices in addition to receiving chiropractic care.

What kinds of digestive conditions can be alleviated with the help of chiropractic care?

In addition to the aforementioned bloating and acid reflux, a chiropractic approach can address some of the following issues:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic diarrhea with no formal diagnosis
  • Chronic abdominal pain with no formal diagnosis
  • Incontinence

In some cases, the symptoms of these problems will disappear entirely, just as the symptoms of more generalized “gas” and “heartburn” do. Many of our patients have been able to stop taking expensive drugs and avoid invasive surgeries by choosing a chiropractic approach. Obviously, it is advisable to continue working with your regular doctor to be sure that all medical issues are addressed before ending any prescribed treatments.

Interested in reading some of the research which upholds the idea that a chiropractic approach can be helpful for treating many of these conditions? Click here for a long and comprehensive review of the literature.

I’ve heard digestive problems can actually get worse after chiropractic care. Can you explain that?

Some patients experience diarrhea or other digestive symptoms for about 48 hours after an adjustment. This is a result of toxins finally leaving your system, toxins that had been locked up and which were unable to move through your body during the course of normal elimination. Once your nerves, spine, and muscles are functioning properly again the toxins can flow out of you as they were meant to do.

Once you’ve gotten rid of all of that garbage these minor side-effects tend to go away, usually in about 48 hours. You can alleviate these symptoms, in part, by hydrating well after every adjustment.

Understand that chiropractic care is all about restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Your digestive system plays a big role in that healing process. These symptoms are not the result of a digestive problem. In this case, they’re a symptom that your digestive system is working precisely as it should be.

You deserve real, lasting relief.

Make an appointment with Elevated Health Center today. Let us know which digestive issues are bothering you. We’ll come up with a chiropractic care plan which will honor your body’s natural ability to heal whatever ails it.

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