Should Spinal Manipulation Be Used to Treat Acid Reflux?

While diet, stress, smoking, caffeine intake, and certain drugs all contribute to acid reflux recent studies suggest that lumbar kyphosis – or the abnormal curvature of the spine – combined with back muscle weakness, can have a “significant effect” on the presence of the disease. Furthermore, increased thoracic–mid back- curvature called hyper-kyphosis has also been found to cause and / or contribute to the signs and symptoms of acid reflux.

Have you ever slept on your arm or sat on your leg ? When you stood up your leg or hand was tingling and it felt all tingly or stopped functioning properly for a moment. This is because the nerves had been pinched and you temporarily lost control over that part of your body. Well, the rest of your body works the same way. You may have a pinched nerve deep inside your body that is being pinched and it leads that part of your body to perform poorly. Most of this nerve pinching happens in the spine which is the root for all nerves in your body.

The nerves in your mid-back innervate your stomach and GI tract. When these nerves are pinched then it leads to problems in your digestive system. These nerves can be irritated not only in the mid-back, but all the way up through your neck. This is the nerve track which eventually relays instructions from your brain to your stomach. A mid-back and neck adjustment can relieve the pressure on this nerve. The nerve will be released and the ‘feeling’ will return. Many acid reflux sufferers under the care of corrective care chiropractors have reported significant reduction in their symptoms. That’s because realigning the spine back to its healthy shape and strengthening the back muscles reduces the mechanical pressure on the internal organs and allows nerve energy to flow freely throughout the body; therefore restoring normal function to the stomach and other vital organs.

Chiropractic BioPhysics® or CBP® Technique is one of the most researched, scientific, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. It aims to realign the spine back to health, eliminate nerve interference, and return the body to a state of health and wellness.

If you or a loved one is suffering with GERD / Acid Reflux Disease contact Dr John Chait, a CBP Certified Chiropractor, to to get help. No matter how many bland diets you go on, lifestyle changes you make, or proton pump inhibitors you take, the source of the disease and dysfunction may not necessarily go away, unless your spinal misalignments are addressed and corrected.

Contact Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 for a complimentary consultation to learn more about how Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) can help you realign your spine and eliminate the root cause of Acid Reflux Disease / GERD for good.

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