Can a Chiropractor Help Digestion Problems?
By Janin Hendry
Your body is a unique system that requires balance. When your body functions in a healthy way, everything is in perfect symbolization. If you suffer from recurring digestive problems, visiting your chiropractor can help get your body running smoothly once more.
How Is Digestion Tied to Your Back?
Digestion delivers the food we take into every cell in our bodies. Many problems occur when digestion is not under control, including:
- Acid reflux
- Liver disease
- Crohn's disease
- Diverticular disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- And more
There are multiple ways to treat each condition, but it is uncomfortable for you while figuring out what works. Boating, gas, and severe stomach pains can lead to more serious problems if left untreated. Your nervous system lets you know if there are problems with digestion.
If the discs of your spine are restricted (commonly called misaligned) and not working optimally, they may impinge on the nerves that allow you to digest properly. Without proper alignment, stress or pressure on the nerves can make it difficult for them to transmit the necessary signals that allow you to digest food properly. You will start to experience chronic problems that will interfere with your day-to-day activities.
Your nervous system and your digestive system work together to digest what you take in. When your spine is out of alignment with bones or discs pressing together, nerves can be pinched. When your nerves are compressed, your internal organs will not function properly. A chiropractor helps to realign your spine's vertebrae, which will start your digestion operating correctly again.
Your large and small intestine will have better signals from your brain, which will help pass the food you digest more easily. The adjustment will leave you with fewer physical symptoms of constipation or gas.
What Else Can You Do?
Working with your chiropractor can get your back in alignment to get your digestion back on track. Along with your back, you can adjust your diet to include nutrient-rich foods that will not be dense and difficult to digest. Your digestion is a multi-step process of constant rebalancing with healthy eating choices, spine realignment, and physical activity, all aiding in food absorption.
When to Visit Your Chiropractor
If you are experiencing reoccurring problems with your digestion, a few visits to your local chiropractor can get you headed in the right direction. Your chiropractor will guide the vertebrae of your back to where they are supposed to be, taking the strain off any pinched or malfunctioning nerves.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic Clinic in West Caldwell, N.J.