Acid Reflux Treatments in Waterford, MI
Acid reflux is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders that plague millions of Americans each year. When acid reflux occurs frequently, it is often diagnosed as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and is also known colloquially as “heartburn.” Acid reflux takes the form of a burning sensation in the lower chest and/or stomach and can travel up into the throat. Many conditions cause GERD like hiatal hernias, pregnancy, rapid weight gain or obesity, a side effect of certain medications, and certain foods.
This condition can be painful and lead to extreme discomfort if the symptoms are severe enough. Symptoms can include burping, sore throat, nausea, coughing, sour taste on the tongue, wheezing, and, of course, a burning sensation that originates from the stomach. Finding the right acid reflux treatment is essential to regaining a sense of normalcy in your daily routine and preventing further complications that can occur with the presence of acid reflux.
Acid reflux treatments range from lifestyle and nutritional changes (more exercise, less spicy or acidic foods, and caffeine) to general, spinal adjustments in people suffering from a hiatal hernia. Often, acid reflux can also be caused by an overall misalignment of the spine and stomach. This type of issue can be resolved through proper chiropractic care.
If the spine is out of alignment, a series of chiropractic spinal adjustments can bring your spine back into line and increase the nerve supply and circulation throughout your body. These adjustments can help reduce the symptoms of acid reflux you are experiencing. Gentle manipulation of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle can also help reduce tightness in the throat and chest and thus reduce acid reflux.
A trained Chiropractor can help you assess your specific issues and figure out which acid reflux treatments will work best for you. It’s your life, live it in health. Call us today and let Michigan Chiropractic Specialists help you have a better quality of life.