Every year, millions of Americans spend money on over-the-counter drugs to help relieve heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhea. Digestive issues are becoming more prevalent in today’s society based on the types of food that are being consumed. For instance, fast food and other junk foods like candy, donuts, and soft drinks are the biggest culprits in these increasing digestive issues based on what they do to our bodies. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been researched as a form of therapy that can provide some positive benefits to many of the digestive issues that people are experiencing.
If you are experiencing digestive issues and would like to find an alternative to medications, contact your local chiropractor to schedule an appointment today. Depending on your condition, a chiropractor may be able to help things move smoothly once again.
The central nervous system has a significant impact on digestive function from many different parts of the spine. For instance, the sympathetic nerves that stem from the thoracic and lumbar regions are instrumental in aiding the digestive system. However, spinal misalignment in these regions can cause the nerves that support digestive organs to become dysfunctional, which can lead to many digestive issues.
Chiropractors that focus on the wellness of a person rather than just a “quick popping” can locate the spinal misalignments (subluxations) and work on adjusting that area of the spine. Although some adjustments can be minor and have an immediate impact, other major adjustments make require more than one appointment for a patient to begin feeling relief. Keep in mind that everybody is different, and not everybody responds to chiropractic care in the same way. Still, the body’s ability to heal itself is the same in everybody and subluxations can impact everybody’s quality of life.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common condition treated by chiropractors, but not all. With treatments one to three times a week, symptoms of this condition may begin to reduce and allow a person to feel relief with their digestive issue. In some cases, a lower-back injury can cause the spine or muscles to pinch a nerve, which can be the beginning of the digestive issue. Similarly, infants may also have digestive problems in their first year of life based on the type of formula used or foods that are tough for their digestive system to process. As parents may know, providing laxatives to a baby can create quite the mess, and attempting dietary changes or different types of oils may cause other problems. Of course, the first thing to do when your baby is experiencing digestive problems is to see your pediatrician. However, it is also good to know a good chiropractor who has experience with treating infants and toddlers.
Misalignments in the spine can prevent the digestive system from functioning properly, so if you’re having digestive problems, depending on your condition, your local chiropractor may be able to help. Regular chiropractic care can help patients establish a more natural rhythm of comfortable, effortless elimination. Call your local chiropractor to schedule an appointment today.