Recently, a new patient called the office inquiring about digestive issues and if chiropractic care could help. Digestive issues such as heartburn, bloating, or acid reflux are becoming all too frequent in today’s fast-paced world. When people are constantly on the run to keep up at work and home, they make not take the time to eat properly, rest, or exercise. All of these factors can easily lead to digestive problems.
In most cases, an antacid can temporarily relieve symptoms, but not actually get to the root of the problem. Invariably, the digestive problems will flare up again, in what seems to be a never-ending cycle. There may actually be a way to break this cycle of poor lifestyle habits leading to digestive problems. Chiropractic treatment can provide a natural, effective way to not only cure digestive problems, but prevent them from recurring as often.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Digestive Problems?
The nerves in the thoracic (chest and abdominal) region of the spine control digestion. If the thoracic vertebrae are out of alignment, these nerves become irritated. This irritation will make them send erratic impulses to the stomach and intestines, which will lead to digestive problems such as heartburn, bloating, and excess gas.
When the thoracic spine is put back into proper alignment, it allows the attached muscles and nerves to release the tension they may be holding. This release of tension can help alleviate digestive problems.
Chiropractic adjustments are intended to remove subluxations or misalignments of the spine putting pressure on nerves, not to treat symptoms. However, oftentimes we see symptoms such as acid reflux and heartburn go away because the body functions better after chiropractic adjustments. If you or someone you know suffers from digestive problems, send them to Memphis Chiropractic Neurology(901-752-4300) for an evaluation.