Chiropractic Care May Heal Digestive Disorders
The digestive system is one of the most complex and important systems of your entire body. The digestive system relies on the proper functioning of multiple organs working together to absorb energy and nutrients from food that you consume, in addition to removing any waste products that your body no longer needs in its system. Since this system is so complex and vital, it seems to make sense that even if just one organ is somehow disrupted due to a spinal subluxation, or misalignment, a whole host of problems and issues can and often will occur as a result of the subluxation preventing proper communication between the brain and the organs.
What Is A Digestive Disorder?
Since there are so many different aspects that make up the digestive system, there are many different digestive disorders. These include dyspepsia, heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, gastritis, and chronic constipation. You may be wondering why you should bother going to see a doctor of chiropractic for your digestive disorder when you can easily go to your regular health care practitioner and get a prescription for a medication that will treat the symptom. You can even go to the drugstore without a prescription to stock up on antacids and other medications that treat digestive issue symptoms. The thing is, medications on the shelves of stores, or even the kinds of medication prescribed to you by a doctor, do not actually work to solve the cause of the digestive disorder.
All medications are meant to do is cover up the symptoms for temporary relief. Now, if you occasionally get a stomachache after eating too much, you should be good to take some antacids until the temporary discomfort subsides. However, any sort of chronic pain or discomfort is a classic sign of a more serious digestive disorder, and it is important to get to the root cause of the problem as soon as you can. When your brain and organs aren’t communicating properly, and you feel pain or discomfort as a result, you should know that a doctor of chiropractic can help you.
How Can A Chiropractor Treat Digestive Disorders?
A chiropractor will work to get to the root cause of your digestive issue, rather than just trying to mask the pain. By correcting vertebral subluxations and realigning your spinal column to its proper posture, communication to your nervous system will be restored, which will allow your digestive system to begin functioning at its optimal rate once more.