Digestive Disorders and Chiropractic Care
Research and growing clinical evidence exists that points to a malfunctioning nervous system as a noteworthy factor in the development of certain digestive disorders.
While incredibly complex, the digestive system is influenced by the vagus nerve, which originates within the brainstem located at the base of the skull. When misaligned, this region of the spine can negatively impact the quality of your digestive process.
These misalignments can be caused by a number of different events such as falls, athletic injuries, automobile accidents, and concussions. Changes in the quality of your digestive process can appear immediately after the injury, or may develop several years later.
Acid Reflux, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Digestion is often a natural process that most people take for granted. However, millions of Americans aren’t quite as fortunate. They experience weekly constipation, bloating, acid reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome. When other causes have been ruled out, we’ve had numerous patients report an improvement in these symptoms following upper cervical adjustments. While not every patient suffering from digestive disorders has an issue that can be addressed by a chiropractor, it may be an option worth exploring if you prefer conservative and more natural alternatives.