Let’s face it. We all experience digestive disorder from time to time. But for those who have ongoing or acute problems, they spend upwards of $80 billion each year on drugs to relieve heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea and other digestive disorders. All are symptoms of an abnormal digestive system-- more and more common in our modern day society.
Research has shown that chiropractic care can provide a powerful solution to digestion problems, because chiropractic focuses on the source of the problem, removing interference from the nervous system, not just trying to remove the symptom.
The nervous system controls digestive function from several different regions. The vagus nerve, which comes through the brain stem and runs near the atlas bone, influences all the major organs regulating digestion and the functions that stimulate the digestive process. There are other areas that control the pace of digestion, and they include the sympathetic nerves originating in the thoracic and lumbar regions and nerve fibers.
Spinal misalignment in any of these regions can lead to compromises in the nervous system and thus alter digestive function in otherwise healthy adults and children.
Subluxations (misaligned vertebras) within specific areas of the spine can prevent the bowel from functioning properly. With chiropractic care, we see people of all ages and physical health who have not had a bowel movement for days experience almost immediate relief after an adjustment. Regular chiropractic care can help patients establish a more natural rhythm of comfortable, effortless elimination.
Several studies have demonstrated the power of chiropractic adjustments to restore optimal digestive function. Chiropractic has been shown to be very beneficial to infants as well. A 2008 study examined three infants who were experiencing infrequent bowel movements of up to one week. Laxatives, dietary changes, cod liver/mineral oil and other procedures recommended by their medical doctors were not effective. After chiropractic care for periods ranging from three weeks to three months, all three infants experienced improvement and had bowel movements at least once every day after treatment.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing digestive issues, it is not from a lack of medications. Call 480-525-7841 to schedule a free consultation to find out how chiropractic care can help you. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the valley’s premier Wellness Center, are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal specialist, providing very gentle and precise care to families for over 16 years. Don’t suffer with indigestion, heart burn, gas, bloating or constipation any longer--- call 480-525-7841!