Chiropractic Care for Acid Reflux/GERD/Heartburn
Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a health condition where the contents of the stomach move backwards from the stomach into the esophagus. The acid from the stomach irritates the esophagus and can lead to severe discomfort, painful heartburn, nagging coughs and more. If left untreated, damage can occur to the esophagus over time leading to more serious health conditions.
GERD is becoming more and more prevalent throughout the world. The most common treatment for Acid Reflux/GERD is to take medications like Prilosec, Prevacid & Nexium. These medications make billions of dollars per year for drug companies, but often are only truly treating symptoms and not fixing the cause of the problem.
Recent studies suggest that lumbar kyphosis, or the abnormal curvature of the lower spine, can have a “significant effect” on the presence of the disease. Furthermore, increased thoracic, mid-back curvature called hyper-kyphosis has also been found to cause and or contribute to the signs and symptoms of GERD.
Slight, moderate, and severe spinal abnormalities and misalignments (subluxations) in the spine will put detrimental amounts of pressure on the nerves coming out of the spine. The nervous system is responsible for EVERY function of the human body, including the function of our vital organs and inhibited nerve activity can lead to disturbances of stomach function. If left untreated, the stomach and digestive tract will go into a state of dysfunction, and eventually disease.
Many GERD sufferers under corrective chiropractic care have reported significant reduction in their symptoms. Realigning the spine back to its healthy shape reduces the mechanical pressure on the internal organs and allows nerve energy to flow freely throughout the body. This restores normal function to the stomach and other vital organs in the body.
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