Benefits of Chiropractic: Drop Kick Annoying GERD to the Curb

Chiropractic CareDon’t let annoying GERD continue to put a damper on your culinary adventures. Drop kick it to the restaurant’s curb instead with the benefits of chiropractic care! How is that possible? Believe it or not, there is a verifiable connection between the spinal column and the human digestive system. Let’s quickly look at a few studies that will help prove our point:

Over the years, a large body of evidence has been built up around the spine’s connect to a person’s digestive tract. The research tends to center on the lumbar region but the thoracic and cervical vertebrae have also been proven to play a role in incidents of GERD among certain members of the population. Case in point, a December 2008 study that in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association indicated that manipulation of the thoracic and cervical spine in infants has the potential to reduce pediatric GERD.

Studies focusing on the lumbar region’s connection to GERD instead include, but are not confined to the following:

  • Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques (March 2015)
  • Neurogastroenterology & Motility (Oct. 2013)
  • European Spine Journal (Feb. 2012)
  • Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (Dec. 2011)
  • Journal of Biomedical Research (Aug. 2011)

What all of these studies indicate, whether directly or indirectly, is that manipulating the musculoskeletal system in the right way will likely halt severe heartburn in its tracks. The reason rests inside the spinal column itself.

The human spinal column is made up of nerves and bones that work in concert with soft tissues. If the bones go out of alignment, they cause the soft tissues to become misaligned as well. In addition, the misalignment may pinch or otherwise disrupt the autonomic nervous system, which controls gastric secretions and other elements of the digestion. Chiropractic care resolves those issues thereby eliminating heartburn and other digestive problems too.

To find out if the advantages of chiropractic care will solve your family’s heartburn problems, please contact a chiropractor for an evaluation.

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