How Can Chiropractic Help Acid Reflux?

Acid Reflux...one of the most common ailments in our country today. It is a simple, yet widely misunderstood concept of what reflux truly is.

Your stomach has pumps with acid which help churn food. These pumps are called HCL (hydrochloric acid pumps), which help begin the digestive process. When these pumps are not functioning properly, this results in a decreased ability of the stomach to churn food. The food sits in your stomach longer, making you feel full and undigested food particles traveling back up your esophagus = REFLUX. Oddly enough, prescribed med's for this further inhibit HCL pumps, which actually worsen the problem, masking the symptoms.

T6 Thoracic Vertebrae 6, contributes to the nerve function of the stomach. Getting your spine checked to determine if there is a "missing link" in the spinal chain, contributing to your symptoms in addition to dietary habits, water intake, stress, etc.

As your Chiropractor, I look for the cause and how it is effecting your body. Masking your symptoms with "band aids", further inhibits your body's ability to heal. There is a time and place for medications. Trying to help the body heal from the inside out is what chiropractic is all about. Give it a try!

Have a great day!
Dr. Saylor

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