Acid Reflux Treatments in Garden City, MI
Heartburn and acid reflux are conditions caused by stomach acids rising into the esophagus. This action is painful, and over time can create many other health complications.
The most common cause of acid reflux is when the lower esophageal sphincter—which should remain closed—for some reason stays open allowing acid to leak through.
Another possible reason for acid reflux is a hiatal hernia. This type of a hernia can cause the stomach to shift, allowing the acids to flow upward into the esophagus.
How Can I Treat My Acid Reflux?
There are a handful of methods to treat acid reflux at home.
- Smaller, more frequent meals can help the stomach process foods more efficiently and cut down on stomach acids.
- Staying upright after eating can allow the body to process the food, whereas lying down too soon can allow the stomach acids to rise more easily.
- Avoid foods that are known to irritate the stomach, such as spicy foods, caffeine, or tomato products.
Chiropractic care is a proven method of treatment for the symptoms of many conditions including acid reflux treatments. Studies have shown that the use of chiropractic treatments reduced acid reflux symptoms in sufferers and improved their overall quality of life. With chiropractic care, a chiropractor can treat the problem itself, instead of treating only the symptoms.
How Does It Work?
Nerve endings between our spine and brain act as pathways so that messages from our immune and nervous systems can reach the brain. When these nerve endings become blocked by misalignment, messages can’t get through properly. With chiropractic care, the body can become re-aligned, or adjusted, to unblock the pathways. This readjustment allows messages to reach the brain and can help the body use its own mechanisms to work properly.
Through chiropractic techniques, a chiropractor can adjust the body to allow the esophageal sphincter to close properly, preventing stomach acids from rising.
Let Chiropractic Care Work for You
At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists in Garden City, Michigan, we can create a treatment plan for you. It’s your life, live it in health, call us today for an appointment.