When most people think of chiropractic treatments, they picture adjustments that target back and neck pain. While that is certainly a part of what we do, the core of chiropractic care is actually to support the health of the entire body. Proper spinal alignment plays an enormous role in overall wellness, and impacts every part of the body.
It makes sense when you consider what we really do: Since the nervous system is responsible for sending and receiving messages all over the body, it acts as the hub for all of your systems. Therefore, treating the nervous system and supporting its health has an impact on every other part of the body.
This is especially true when misalignments in the spine compress nerves in the spinal cord. Messages are impacted, and your body’s various systems don’t receive the correct instructions. In the case of the stomach and intestines, erratic nerve impulses can trigger inappropriate and unhealthy responses such as bloating, heartburn, constipation, excess gas, pain, and discomfort.
Chiropractic treatments can help certain gastrointestinal complaints to resolve. While some conditions do require medications or a special diet, repairing a misalignment in the spine can also provide another key to healing.
Chiropractic care also reduces inflammation in the body and prompts healing, so taking care of yourself this way can help to resolve gastrointestinal complaints related to inflammation.
Whether you’re experiencing new symptoms, or medical care has failed to solve chronic problems, chiropractic care can provide a resolution to gastrointestinal complaints. Call us to schedule a consultation, and we will discuss how adjustments and other chiropractic techniques can put you on the path to healing.