Stomach/Intestinal Trouble = Would be considered a disorder of digestive function of the stomach and/or intestines, often characterized by discomfort/pain in the abdomen in general, gas, heartburn or nausea, to name just a few.
How can Chiropractic Help with Stomach Troubles?
Stomach Trouble, Ulcers and Acid Indigestion are very common problems, as well as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Usually medical treatments for these conditions will usually mean taking antacids to neutralize the acids or antibiotics to kill some or all bacteria in the stomach/intestines. People routinely think that all they can do if they are bothered by stomach issues is take antacids like Tums, Pepcid or Rolaids. These types of over the counter drugs reduce the acids in the stomach. If these drugs don’t reduce symptoms, often a prescription is given. When acids “flow up” from the stomach this can have an irritating effect on the esophagus when they flow up from stomach. A common cause of acid reflux or acid flowing up from the stomach is low pressure in the "valve" (muscle sphincter that is located just above the stomach) that normally holds the acids down in the stomach. The pressure/tension in this "valve" is controlled by nerves. These nerves may not function well if a subluxation in the spine is affecting them. Spinal Adjustments can help in the correction of nerve problems that may cause the stomach or intestines to work improperly and become irritated or inflamed. This should be the major way people with stomach issues or indigestion take care of these conditions and further, prevent them from occurring in the first place. The correlated cause of irritation in the stomach or intestines can often start with insufficient/inappropriate nervous system function and further complicated by a poor diet. Medications should be considered only if correction of the condition is not possible by natural means through Chiropractic and proper nutrition. The training that a chiropractor receives is ideal for restoring your nervous system health without the risks of more invasive methods or just masking the symptoms by taking medications. Furthermore, some Chiropractors will even make suggestions on proper diet and/or nutrition.
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