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Acid Reflux | What’s Happening?

Acid reflex happens when your esophagus doesn’t fully close, allowing stomach acid to rise and create a burning sensation. Sometimes it’s also caused by an overproduction of acid in your stomach.

The brain tells the esophagus, through the nerves, when to open and close. But if your spine is misaligned in such a way that it places pressure on your spinal column, or pinches a nerve, those signals from the brain can be interrupted. Keeping clear lines of communication throughout your nervous system is, in fact, the best way to keep ALL of your organs and systems functioning correctly and at full function.

Without unhindered communication from the brain, your stomach may not be able to regulate acid production, and your esophagus may not function properly. Does it make sense to treat either one of those problems with a drug that changes the pH balance in your stomach?

How Chiropractic Can Help

Chiropractic can relieve your body of painful acid reflux

Chiropractic can relieve your body of painful acid reflux

Chiropractic care corrects the spinal misalignments that can cause organs and systems to work incorrectly or not at their most efficient level. It does this by returning the body to the state where it wants to be – one where the brain is in control because it’s communicating well with every system, organ, and tissue.

Chiropractic also promotes healthy lifestyle changes which support spinal and neural health. If you suffer from acid reflux or indigestion, some specific changes you can make to help support chiropractic care are quitting smoking, exercising regularly, abstaining from excessive alcohol, and adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.

If you are pregnant and having acid issues, Dr. Swift recommends cutting your prenatal vitamin in half and taking it at two different times during the day.

Call to learn more, and get on a path to overall health today. (757) 321-7776

 

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