Chances are high that, at one point or another, you have had to deal with some kind of issue with your digestive tract. Bloating, excessive gas, stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, and heartburn are some of the most common digestive issues a vast majority of people face, sometimes on a daily basis. If you’ve been experiencing any one of these issues, or many of these issues, and they’re starting to negatively interfere with your life, you may need to turn to a stronger treatment option other than antacids or laxatives. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can alleviate the pain and discomfort associated from these conditions, and even prevent them from developing in the first place.
How Spinal Misalignment Can Hurt Your Whole Body
As is the case with many physical maladies and issues in the body, spinal misalignment, known as subluxation, often is a root cause of pain and discomfort throughout the body. The spinal cord, in conjunction with the brain and the nervous system it controls, works to process every single physical process and function that occurs within the body. If there is any sort of misalignment or interference within the network of nerves that is controlled by, and rooted to, the spine, various parts of your body may begin to suffer for it.
Chiropractic Care Can Target And Alleviate Your Digestive Issues
Digestive issues are often traced back to a particular set of nerves in the stomach that are connected to the part of your spine that is located in your lower back region. If this specific part of your spine is suffering from subluxation, your stomach or intestines may not be able to function optimally, which will in turn begin to wreak havoc on your digestive system. This is due to the fact that if there is a misalignment in this area of the spine, it will have trouble communicating with the brain about healthy digestive function, and as a result you will notice that your body begins to have a harder time processing the absorption of food. When chiropractors successfully treat the subluxation of your spine, pressure and tension will be relieved from the specific set of nerves that was previously having trouble communicating with your brain, and your digestive process will have an easier time in doing its job correctly and efficiently. In this way, chiropractic care can enhance the function of your stomach, intestines, and other digestive organs.
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