Tis the season of shopping, cheer, and celebratory feasts! But for those with sensitive digestive systems, the holiday season and its associated festivities can bring more discomfort and pain than usual. If you already suffer from indigestion and other digestive troubles, the carb-heavy, sugar-laden treats of the season can do a real number on you.
Luckily, chiropractic care can help with digestive problems at any time of year.
Your spine is the key to everything. Your spine contains the nerves of the spinal cord, the body’s information highway. These nerves are responsible for communication between your brain and all other body parts.
One of those nerves is the vagus nerve, which is responsible for messages sent to your digestive system. Nerves in the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine also play a role in this function. When vertebrae in this region become misaligned, nerves can become compressed and disrupted. This causes misfirings of messages, which can trigger undesirable symptoms such as bloating, heartburn, and excess gas.
What can you do? We do know that a healthy diet is key to more efficient and painless digestion. But if the nerves are affected by a spinal misalignment, addressing that core issue can clear up many symptoms.
Chiropractic care can also reduce inflammation and prompt healing throughout the body. So if your digestive problems are related to inflammation, this is another way in which chiropractic care can bring you relief.
At this time of year, following a perfectly healthy diet can be even more challenging than usual! For those of you who tend to experience digestive distress, addressing the underlying spinal alignment issues can offer a solution at any time of year. But you might feel especially motivated to take care of this problem now, so that you can better enjoy the season’s festivities.
Give us a call to schedule an appointment, and we will discuss your individual situation in more detail to determine if chiropractic care is right for you.