ACID REFLUX

What Our Patients Have To Say

“Dr. Dan has helped me in more ways than one. I started off by attending one of their monthly dinners, I was pretty skeptical about it all but I really wanted to hear what he had to say. By the end of the dinner I was so intrigued on how he practiced that I set up an appointment with him. Long story short, I have had severe heartburn issues for the last 10+ years of my life. Never in a million years did I think seeing a chiropractor would help that. My heartburn has been to a minimum over the last couple months, it truly is amazing. I highly recommend, Dr. Dan will not disappoint.” – Colleen

“I’ve suffered from indigestion for 30 years. In less than two months under care with Dr. Dan, I have less reflux and my motility has improved dramatically. I was even able to stop taking Prevacid.” – Norma W.

“I suffer from indigestion. After only a few visits with Dr. Dan I started to notice changes and was able to reduce my use of prevacid. I like Dr. Dan’s personal commitment to chiropractic care and the personal touch of the friendly and caring staff.” – Jim M.

Two Common Causes of Acid Reflux Stem From the Nervous System

Acid reflux may be caused from several factors. Essentially this is a burning sensation (commonly called heart burn) that occurs in the center of the chest when acid from the stomach leaks back into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). Because the acid from the stomach is not meant to be in the esophagus, the cells are injured and will send pain signals to the brain.

Two common causes of this reflux are improper closing of the cardiac sphincter (the dividing latch separating the esophagus and stomach) or improper digestion of food leading to gas and bloating, which will force the acid back into the esophagus to release the pressure. The dysfunction of the cardiac sphincter could in part be caused by a hiatal hernia, where a piece of the stomach pushes back through the hole in the diaphragm (the muscle that controls breathing at rest) where the esophagus meets the stomach.

Digestion is coordinated by part of the nervous system known as the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is broken down into sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) divisions. The normal motion of the spine sends signals to the brain that coordinate the balance between these two divisions. Spinal subluxations can create imbalances in these divisions which lead to digestive distress and disorders, such as acid reflux. This is why many cases of acid reflux respond favorably to chiropractic care.

 


Learn More About Acid Reflux and Why Antacids Aren’t the Answer

Do You or Someone You Know Suffer From Acid Reflux? Find out if Specific Chiropractic Care could Help by Scheduling a New Patient Evaluation Today. We are always Happy to Help You Get Healthy and Stay Healthy!

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