How Chiropractic Can Improve Your Heartburn

Most of us have experienced heartburn from time to time. Maybe you ate too much fatty food, or maybe that dish was a little bit too spicy for your body to handle. When this occurs, most of the time we simply wait it out or pop an antacid so that we can get on with the day.

However, if heartburn ever gets to the point it becomes a chronic and debilitating condition, you may need to consider there are bigger issues at play. It’s one thing to get diagnosed with a specific food allergy or intolerance and those symptoms disappear once you cut those specific foods out of your diet. It is another thing all together if you find that you have heartburn or other digestive issues that tend to have no real cause, let alone a real solution. In this case, the health of your spinal column may be playing a significant role in the severity of your heartburn, as I learned after coming across an informative article by About Real Health.

Heartburn is not a condition in and of itself; it is a symptom of a bigger issue bothering the body. If the spinal column is not in its best health, this can result in a person feeling many seemingly unrelated physical symptoms as a result, including heartburn. The vertebrae of the spinal column often gets misaligned due to injuries, strains, or general wear and tear on the body. Over time, these misalignments — known as vertebral subluxations — can interfere with the workings of the body’s central nervous system. For instance, communication between the body and the brain may become severely impacted to the point it is difficult for the body to prevent heartburn from occurring. What’s more, a vertebral subluxation can also increase stress in the body, which in turn increases the likelihood of heartburn happening, and the vicious cycle can continue unchecked for a long period of time.

With chiropractic adjustments, these vertebral subluxations can be corrected through the use of manual manipulation techniques which are safe and effective. In fact, just one chiropractic adjustment has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body while also helping the body regain the strength it needs to protect itself from ailments such as heartburn.

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