Chiropractic Care and Your Digestive Health
Gut got you down? Plagued by digestive health issues? Not only does your overall comfort suffer when your digestive health is sub-par, but your overall health could be at risk too. Many people know that digestive health is linked to your mental health, immune system and energy levels, but many people are unaware that the digestive system can be greatly affected by the spine.
The organs that make up the digestive tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach, large and small intestines) are connected to the brain via nerves that run through the spine.* When there is inflammation or misalignment of the spine, the nervous system and subsequent organs can suffer. Pain is not always a negative thing, pain in our bodies signals that there is an issue that needs to be addressed. When you feel pain or discomfort in the digestive system your body is signaling to you that there is a problem to be fixed.
Many times a medical doctor simply prescribes a drug that will treat the symptoms but not the root cause of the digestive disturbance. In contrast, Chiropractic care works to address the cause of the disorder for long term relief without having to turn to a prescription drug.
Chiropractic manipulation isn’t just effective at treating digestive issues in adults. Studies have shown that it is effective at relieving digestive issues in infants, particularly babies who suffer from colic, frequent vomiting and extreme discomfort after eating.
If you are one of the more than 60 million Americans that suffers from digestive disease such as reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or ulcers, the Chiropractic care at Brielle Integrated Healthcare can improve the underlying condition of the nervous system and relieve the source of your digestive disorder. Contact Brielle Integrated Healthcare today for a free consultation and to discuss how Chiropractic care can help you find relief and improve your digestive health.
* The GI tract is innervated by intrinsic neurons of the enteric nervous system (ENS) and by the axons of extrinsic sympathetic, parasympathetic, and visceral afferent neurons.