460 Lowries Run Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Acid Reflux Treatment In Pittsburgh,PA


What is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux, or heartburn, happens when stomach acid flows back into the tube connecting the mouth and stomach (esophagus). This can cause a burning feeling in the chest. The stomach acid, which is not supposed to be in the esophagus, can harm its cells, sending pain signals to the brain. Acid reflux may occur due to various reasons.

Explore chiropractic care for potential relief from acid reflux symptoms. Our Turo Family Chiropractic clinic specializes in aligning the spine and nervous system, aiming to alleviate discomfort.

Causes Of Acid Reflux

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.

How a Chiropractor Can Help You In Acid Reflux?

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.


Request an appointment online by calling us on 412-369-0400

You can also use the online booking tool below



Lower Back Pain
Whiplash Car Accident
Whiplash Car Accident
Knee Pain
Neck Pain
Chiropractic Care for Kids

Content Reviewed by

dr. daniel turo
Doctor of Chiropractic