Holiday foods are some of our favorites, but they can wreak havoc on your digestion. For those suffering from stomach and digestion issues like heartburn, constipation, and irregularity, unhealthy holiday foods are no help. When you think of chiropractic care, you probably think of back and neck pain relief, not for help with stomach issues. Chiropractic can be an effective treatment for many issues, including those related to digestion. Here’s what you need to know.
THE DIGESTIVE/CHIROPRACTIC CONNECTION
Chiropractic care does much more than relieve back and neck pain – it supports the healthy functioning of the nervous system. The spine is home to the spinal cord, which is the foundation of the nervous system and transports messages back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body. When misalignment or subluxations are in the spine, it can interrupt that communication. The vagus nerve extends from the brain stem and innervates the organs that are part of the digestive system. Sympathetic nerves in the thoracic and lumbar regions also play a role in digestion, along with the parasympathetic nerves near the sacrum. If there are subluxations in these areas, these nerves may not get the messages they need to function properly and communicate with the body what it needs to do.
CHIROPRACTIC GETS TO THE ROOT CAUSE
The chiropractors at Shields Chiropractic use their years of training and experience to find the root cause of your issue. Once subluxations are located, we use gentle and effective spinal adjustments to correct any misalignments. An effective and non-invasive solution to digestive problems is important, as these issues run rampant with over 80 billion dollars spent on related medications annually. Studies have found a decrease in bloating and discomfort and heartburn, more regularity, and an improvement in constipation with regular chiropractic care.
GET ADJUSTED AT SHIELDS CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractic is an excellent treatment for back and neck pain and can help with many other issues while also improving health and wellness. Digestive issues can often be exacerbated during the holiday season so instead of suffering through it, get started with an adjustment at your local Saginaw, MI chiropractor. Scheduling an appointment is easier than ever – just click here to get started.