Many people who are new to chiropractic care are surprised to learn that it could improve their digestion. At Gerber Chiropractic, Dr. Kate and Dr. John Gerber view the body as a complete system with bones, nerves, muscles and every other component working together like a well oiled machine. The problem is that sometimes communication between these components gets scrambled or held up. As a result, many people experience pain and digestive issues.
Problems like acid reflux, diarrhea, indigestion and heartburn may all be at least partially caused by subluxations of the spine. That's because the spine is connected to the body's nervous system, which is also connected to the organs that manage digestion. The intestine, stomach and gall bladder are each connected to the spine via the nervous system. Similarly, the liver and pancreas are also closely connected to the spine and have functions related to digestion. When a subluxation of the spine occurs, it can manifest itself by affecting the proper functioning of a digestive organ. The result can be acid reflux, heartburn or any of the other digestive problems people frequently experience.
Because as chiropractors, we focus on the body as a complete system, we will look to solve or alleviate digestive issues through spinal manipulation, massage or other therapeutic methods. We are also concerned with the eating habits of our patients. That's because people who stick to healthy diets that include complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables tend to have fewer digestive issues. As chiropractors, we often make healthy eating suggestions to supplement the treatments that our patients receive.
Between the treatments and the suggested dietary changes, many patients are able to reduce their reliance on prescription and over the counter medications that are designed to alleviate digestive issues. Overall, this means a healthier, more natural approach to wellness.
If you're dealing with heartburn, acid reflux, constipation or other digestion related problems, schedule a consultation with Gerber Chiropractic to explore a healthier, more holistic approach to addressing these issues.
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Dr. Kate Gerber & Dr. John Gerber