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Chiropractic Care and How It Can Help with Acid Reflux

Woman chest painDid you know that acid reflux is one of the top health-related internet search queries and is a common condition amongst millions of Americans? It is becoming more and more prevalent throughout the world, especially affecting the middle-aged to the elderly segment of the population.

What is GERD?

In recent years, however, even pediatric populations are developing GERD symptoms at an alarming rate. Failure to properly treat GERD symptoms can lead to ulcers and even esophageal cancer. GERD, (which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease) is known to most people as a more severe form of acid reflux.

Common symptoms of GERD involve heartburn, regurgitation of food or liquid, problems swallowing, coughing, and wheezing. It may also involve chest pain or even the feeling of having a lump in your throat.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Studies have shown that an abnormal curvature of the spine has a substantial effect on the development of acid reflux, due to the pressure that is placed on the nerves that innervate the stomach and esophageal system. Nerves are the power source and communication line that is responsible for directing millions of messages a day from the brain to the organs, abnormalities and misalignments in the spine put unnecessary pressure on the nerves coming out of the spine.

Nerve interference inhibits the necessary amount of nerve energy that an organ requires to properly function, if not corrected the stomach and its functions can malfunction and eventually cause disease such as GERD.

Many people attempt to take medications or go on a diet to eliminate their discomfort and symptoms which may provide temporary relief; however, this does not address the root problem of nerve interference. A subluxation-based Chiropractor may be the answer as this is the professional trained to analyze and remove nerve interference caused by spinal misalignment.

The goal of chiropractic is to realign the spine back to health, eliminate nerve interference, and return the body back to homeostasis.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Acid Reflux or are one of the millions of people that suffer from GERD, come get your spine and nervous system checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic here at Friends & Family Spinal Care.

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