How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Digestive Problems

Human Digestive System

Whether you’re suffering from chronic heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or another digestive problems, you’ve probably spent more than your fair share on money on over-the-counter and prescription medications to alleviate your symptoms. While these drugs may provide symptom relief, they do not treat the underlying cause of your digestive issues, and thus, you are essentially in a never-ending cycle of trying to treat your problem with no cure.

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Studies show that chiropractic manipulation of the spine and joints can have vast improvements on one’s digestive system, and issues related to digestion.
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Chiropractic medicine is extremely effective at treating issues related to digestion. Believe it or not, your digestive system is entirely linked to your nervous system, and your nervous system has complete control over various aspects of your digestive function. For example, the nerves in the thoracic and lumbar regions of your spine control the pace at which your body digests food. If any of the numerous nerves in your spine are functioning improperly, problems with digestion can easily arise.

Subluxation Explained InfographicSubluxations are minor to severe misalignments in your spine that interfere with these nerves’ ability to properly control digestion. When the spine is aligned improperly, stress and strain are put on the nerves, leaving them incapable of sending out the necessary signals to your digestive organs that trigger them to work properly. As a result, ailments such as chronic acid reflux, upset stomach and constipation develop. Until the interference in your nervous system is corrected, these conditions will continue to ail you.

A chiropractor can safely, gently and non-invasively correct subluxations in your spine through chiropractic manipulation. This involves the chiropractor using her hands to gently guide your vertebrae back into their proper places. This will take the strain off of your nervous system and allow it to function at its optimum level once more, thus, helping your digestive issues subside. After a few visits to a chiropractor, you may find that your symptoms are completely gone and you are no longer relying on medications to function.

If you have digestive issues and are wondering if chiropractic care may prove effective in treating any of those concerns, give us a call at (480) 966-1818 and one of our providers will answer your questions, no appointment necessary. Or, click the Contact Us button to enter your question and receive a response within 24 hours.

Chiropractic manipulation isn’t just effective at treating digestive issues in adults. Studies have shown that this form of medicine is particularly effective at relieving digestive issues in infants, primarily those suffering from constipation and infrequent bowel movements.

Chiropractic medicine is safer than many medications often taken or prescribed for digestive disturbances. For example, long-term use of laxatives can cause a host of problems to develop and can wreak havoc on your digestive system. Many people suffering from digestive problems have found almost immediate relief from their conditions after seeing a chiropractor for an adjustment.


6 Responses

  1. My son had chronic issues as an infant and toddler, vomiting daily and constantly sick. After countless tests, someone finally recommended a chiropractor. After one visit, he stopped vomiting daily. We took him once a week for a month, just to be sure. He was 4 then. He’s 22 now and has been totally healthy ever since. I wish I’d known about this before 2 years of medical tests and thousands in medical debt.

    1. Thank you, Angela, for your sharing your experience. You may help another parent living through the same thing. We’re so happy chiropractic care helped your son! We’ve seen this type of situation more times than we can count, yet so few people know about it. Misalignment often impacts the immune system. This is also closely tied to the gag reflex, which often causes the chronic vomiting you mention. Of course, without reviewing your son’s medical history, I can’t say for sure this was his issue. In any case, I’m happy he received the care he needed. Best of luck to you both

  2. Is this something that would help with protien digestion? For a number of years now, I have been unable to eat red meat without getting sick.

    1. Chiropractic care may help with protein digestion. A thorough evaluation of the thoracic spine region is necessary and improvements will vary from patient to patient.

    1. Typically, you discover that misalignment caused an issue when the issue ceases after treatment, such as Angela (the first commenter) learned after taking her son for treatment. If you have a chronic or recurring issue, we suggest that you mention this as the reason for your visit. At Bluestone, we take your full medical history to help determine the best treatment options for you. If you are currently being treated for any issue, we also recommend you continue working with your primary physician.

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