Do you struggle with reflux, stomachaches, constipation, or other gastrointestinal issues? You are not alone. According to a survey conducted by Fox News, 74% of Americans are living with digestive tract issues such as diarrhea, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. Some of these people choose to turn to medication while others choose to seek out a certain diet. But did you know that chiropractic care can potentially help alleviate you from your gut problems?
How Chiropractic Treats The Source Of Your Gut Problems
Your nervous system controls every part of your body including your gastrointestinal system. The nerves that control the gastrointestinal system control your digestion, movement of food, absorption of nutrients and minerals, and removal of waste.
Misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, cause a disturbance in your nerve function. This disturbance can cause your organs to malfunction resulting in things such as gas, cramping, diarrhea, constipation or other gastrointestinal symptoms. In addition, subluxations can cause muscle tension in the abdomen, which can contribute to digestive tract issues.
Chiropractic helps by working to locate and remove the subluxations in your spine. By removing the subluxations through a technique known as an adjustment, which essentially realigns the vertebrae of the spine, chiropractic helps relieve the pressure on the nerves, joints, tissues, muscles, and organs. In doing so, chiropractic helps your body return to 100% functionality.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Other Digestive Conditions
As previously stated, digestive issues affect a multitude of people. In fact, digestive issues affect 60 to 70 million people in the United States alone, according to a report from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Digestive Disease Statistics for the United States.
Out of the 60 to 70 million people, 20 million suffer from reflux, a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). GERD affects both children and adults and causes things such as heartburn, chest pain, sore throat, nausea, belching, and difficulty swallowing. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a type of medication often used to treat GERD. The medication works by reducing acid production in the stomach. Unfortunately, PPIs can cause unpleasant side effects such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
On the other hand, chiropractic can help treat GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and other various digestive tract conditions by relieving nerve irritation and restoring the body to its optimal functionality. In addition, chiropractic care can help you manage your symptoms so that they do not get out of control. By doing so, chiropractic care helps you live a happy, healthy, and active life.
Don't let digestive issues affect your quality of life. Chiropractic treatment can help you control your symptoms and may even allow you to reduce your dependence on medications.
To learn more or to schedule a chiropractic appointment visit www.hambychiro.com or call 912-826-4444.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Digestive Disease Statistics for the United States
Washington University School of Medicine: Heartburn Drugs Linked to Fatal Heart and Kidney Disease, Stomach Cancer, 5/30/19
NCBI: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treated by Traditional Chinese Orthopedic Manipulation, 12/12
The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association: What Effect Does Chiropractic Treatment Have on Gastrointestinal GI Disorders: A Narrative Review of the Literature, 6/15