According to GI Alliance, 20 million Americans suffer from chronic digestive diseases.
The usual treatment for chronic stomach problems is over-the-counter stomach medications or seeing a primary care physician for relief. Instant relief is great but getting to the route of the problem is better.
Can Your Stomach Problem Be a Nerve Problem?
Your digestive system is connected to your nervous system, so your spine is also directly connected. A collection of nerves branches out of your spinal cord and connects to your stomach and intestines. These nerves carry signals to your brain and play an essential role in digestion. These signals help with the movement of food through your gastrointestinal system, absorption of nutrients and minerals, and the removal of waste products through your intestines.
If your spine is out of alignment, the signals it sends to your digestive system can misfire. Issues with your lower back can keep the signals to help with digestion from going to your brain, possibly causing the digestion problems you’ve been experiencing.
A subluxation, or a misalignment of the spine, can also cause bones and spinal discs to press against nerves, pinching or compressing them. This, too, can cause various stomach problems from heartburn and gas to diarrhea and constipation.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
Chiropractors can be a great option for those with digestive problems and are trained to deal with gastrointestinal conditions such as:
- General Abdominal Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s Disease
Chiropractic adjustments correct misalignments, bringing back typical nerve activity. Chiropractors can properly align the spine to reduce the disruption of nerves governing digestion, resulting in improved digestion and reduced digestive problems.
If you or someone you know is suffering from digestive problems, please call (954) 426-1100 for a consultation with one of our highly trained doctors.