In my 25 years of experience of treating patients, those who came in for such complaints as acid reflux, indigestion and the like, the vast majority of them responded extremely well with chiropractic care.
Many times patients come to their chiropractor for lower back, upper back and neck problems and are pleasantly surprised when their acid indigestion improves.
To me, it makes sense, because the nerves in the mid back innervate your stomach and upper GI tract. Nerves from the lower back control the lower intestine and the entire digestion system has to work in harmony to function properly. So, if your problem is in the areas where the nerves are getting irritated/compressed/inflamed, then that part of the body is not going to function correctly.
In fact, while I’m treating my patients, if I notice a change in the misalignment of their spine, I’ll ask them(I’ll bet you I ask this of at least 50% of them during the day.):
“Are you having problems with your digestion?” or
“Has your digestion been a little off recently?”
They look up at me, absolutely stunned and reply, “How did you know that Dr. Dave?!”
Chiropractic is very unique in that a chiropractor looks to treat the cause of the problem/disease, not treat the symptoms. If your symptoms are caused from a subluxation (misalignment of vertebra causing pressure on the nerves) and we can correct it, you will most likely have great results with chiropractic care.
The first place to start to see if chiropractic care can help you with your indigestion and acid reflux problem is to begin with an evaluation. This evaluation will include a thorough history, chiropractic examination, spinal check-up, and x-rays (if necessary).
I would love the opportunity to see if I can help you. Just call my office at 386-246-0739 and ask for Alaine, she’ll help find a time that is convenient for you.
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