Did you know that there is a link between chiropractic medicine and heartburn? It’s true. Heartburn is a chronic condition and it can make some people miserable, daily. And the OTC medicines used to treat heartburn are known to promote debilitating disease such as Alzheimer’s. Bad news. But some options are not feasible, especially with short-term heartburn sufferers. And while a bland diet may help to alleviate the symptoms of heartburn, it’s also possible that your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can help. Here’s how…
GERD is heartburn that occurs regularly; it’s the diagnosed condition of regular and pervasive heartburn symptoms. And while a sufferer of GERD may find temporary relief from symptoms, chiropractic medicine can also help. There are nerves in the spinal cord that work with the stomach; the stomach nerves help to move food along in the stomach; the stomach nerves also send signals that tell the stomach when to secrete digestive acids and when to stop. There are different causes of heartburn, but one cause is when food doesn’t move properly through the digestive tract and the stomach acids responsible for breaking down the food build up and backup into the esophagus.
When a patient participates in chiropractic treatment he or she may experience a substantial reduction in uncomfortable symptom. It’s possible for a patient to experience relief immediately, but it’s likely that regular treatment will be needed to properly align the spine so nerves are not compressed or pinched. That doesn’t mean that an overly spicy meal won’t cause heartburn symptoms, but it is possible to alleviate regular heartburn symptom that occur without provocation.
If you have any questions about how chiropractic care can alleviate heartburn symptoms then call your professional and experienced contractor at Larson Chiropractic today.