Many think of chiropractic care as the place you go to when you have low back pain and need a quick correction.
However, chiropractic care exceeds far beyond the back and can help to manage conditions such as digestive issues. If you suffer from frequent stomach, reflux, constipation, or other gastrointestinal problems, our Atlanta chiropractors may be just what you need.
Chiropractic Care and Your Gut Health
Although you may not be suffering from back pain, a chiropractor can perform manipulation to your spine to correct your digestive issues. But, it’s not my spine. That’s the problem, how would that fix it? Your nervous system, which controls every part of your body, including your gastrointestinal system, is housed in the spine.
A collection of nerves branches out from the lower part of your spinal cord and travels to your stomach and intestines. Nerves carry messages from one part of the body to another and play an essential role in digestion, movement of food through the gastrointestinal system, absorption of nutrients and minerals, and removal of waste products via the intestines.
Our specialized treatment aims at relieving pressure on your nerves, joints, and muscles by realigning the vertebrae in your spine. Spinal manipulation or mobilization are two techniques that are commonly used to improve the alignment of your spinal column. Quick thrusts realign vertebrae during spinal manipulation, while slower, gentler movements are used during mobilization. Massage and other therapeutic techniques may also be part of your treatment plan.
GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Other Digestive Conditions
With digestive problems being so prevalent in the U.S with nearly 70 million affected, a variety of treatment options to manage these conditions is a priority for our Atlanta chiropractors.
Nearly twenty million experience a reflux condition, a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disorder at least once a week. These symptoms can affect adults and children and can cause a wide array of symptoms such as chest pain, nausea, sore throat, and difficulty swallowing.
Reflux and other GERD symptoms can occur if nerves that serve the stomach and esophagus malfunction and irritate these organs. Chiropractic treatment relieves irritation and restores normal functioning.
IBS is also a common condition that can be treated by our chiropractic team. When spinal manipulations are performed, those patients report significant improvement and a decrease in the severity of their symptoms.
Make The Right Choice For Your Health
Chiropractic treatment is an excellent choice, no matter what type of gastrointestinal issue you have. It may reduce flare-ups of Crohn’s disease, help relieve chronic constipation, decrease the abdominal pain and bloating, and even ease colic in infants.
Digestive conditions have a way of disrupting some critical moments in your life. If you suffer from a gastrointestinal condition, contact our Atlanta chiropractic clinic today to schedule an appointment by dialing (404) 889-8828.