People who experience heartburn on a regular basis usually seek relief by taking medication to block the production of stomach acid but this approach doesn’t treat the cause and is only a temporary fix. Extended use of antacids can also lead to leaky gut syndrome because food is not being digested properly by the lower concentration of acids in the stomach.
Can Chiropractors Help with Heartburn and Acid Reflux?
The chiropractic care offered at Cafe of Life in Longmont can not only relieve the chest pain and burning sensation of acid reflux but also help heal the stomach to prevent future heartburn.
Heartburn sufferers often have a disorder of the lower esophageal sphincter, called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, which allows digestive juices to flow back up the esophagus. If you have not experienced relief with medication or diet changes, then a hiatal hernia is often the cause of your acid reflux. Through gentle tissue manipulation an experienced chiropractor can pull the stomach back below the diaphragm where it belongs, allowing the esophageal sphincter to remain closed.
Spinal adjustments to reconnect the nerve supply to the stomach and spine can also help heal damage done to the esophagus and stomach. Studies have even shown that patients who received chiropractic care for their stomach ulcers healed faster than those who didn’t.
Additional Ways to Relieve Heartburn, Acid Reflux, GERD
- Consider eating 5-6 smaller meals a day, and eat slowly.
- Avoid fried, spicy and tomato-based foods, and caffeinated drinks.
- Wait at least 3 hours to lie down after a meal, and don’t exercise immediately.
- Take a probiotic to increase the healthy bacteria in your stomach.
The Cafe of Life in Longmont specializes in Chiropractic Zone Healing to remove interference from the vertebrae that are subluxated and obstructing the flow of information from the brain to the stomach. Dr. Jess will perform an evaluation to decide the best course of action for reducing pressure on your back’s nerve channels and improving your digestive health. Seek relief today for your acid reflux with chiropractic care- especially before starting an expensive prescription medication or considering surgery!