Digestive Challenges are Often Caused by Nervous System Interference
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. This is why many cases of digestive distress, including acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, GI issues and bloating respond favorably to chiropractic care.