Chiropractic Care for Acid Reflux in Garden City, MI
You or someone you know may suffer from acid reflux, a widespread condition where food or digestive fluids escape the stomach reaching up to the esophagus where irritation or damage to its tissues can occur.
Physical squeezing-pressures on the stomach can be a contributing factor as well as bodily movements that tip over the stomach. Stress and other problems of the nervous system can make matters much worse by weakening the muscles at the top of the stomach that are supposed to seal off the stomach from the esophagus.
Acid reflux can be relieved temporarily by taking antacids, such as Tums or Rolaids, which contain chemicals designed to react with and neutralize the acids in your stomach.
However, this effect can be quite short-lived requiring repeated dosing throughout the day. The taste of antacids can quickly become repulsive as a result.
Histamine blockers or proton pump blockers
Products like Zantac and Tagamet belong to a class of over-the-counter or prescription medications, known for blocking histamine receptors in the stomach. These can be very effective treatments for acid reflux.
However, like all pharmaceuticals, they can cause unpleasant side effects including headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, or diarrhea.
It is also highly unpleasant to rely on a pharmaceutical to lead a normal life.
Fortunately, these are not the only treatments available.
Mother-nature provides powerful remedies you can use to help relieve acid reflux and act with far less risk of side effects.
Bark from the slippery elm tree made into a tea can be used to treat heartburn and acid reflux problems. It works by coating the esophagus, forming a protective shield against stomach acids which soothes the tissues and allows them to heal. It can even help the intestines by stimulating mucus production, a natural protective barrier made by your own body.
Chiropractic treatment can help – give it a try!
Unnatural pressures on the stomach and other organs can sometimes be relieved by correcting spinal misalignments.
The elimination of pinching on nerves can help them to better sense and control the body. Natural remedies can help with conditions directly or indirectly by supporting the health of other organs.
The human body has amazing healing abilities, but they can be impeded by problems in other systems or by the lack of something that it needs.
Modern chiropractic treatment is concerned with the total wellness of the patient, taking all these factors into account without the use of side-effect producing drugs.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness. Make an appointment today!