Acid Reflux, when left untended, can lead to major physical difficulties. There are two ways the doctors at Vitality Chiropractic and Family Wellness can help address this problem from our office in Wake Forest.
First, chiropractic is an effective means of helping a hiatal hernia, a common but often overlooked cause of GERD. A hiatal hernia is when the top part of your stomach “pops through” (herniates through) your diaphragm. The diaphragm muscle pinches the top part of your stomach and can cause reflux. Both doctors at Vitality Chiropractic are trained in reducing hiatal hernias. Some of our most rewarding experiences with patients involved reducing hiatal hernias that had been causing problems for years. These patients have often tried every drug and every dietary change and continued to suffer. Then with one chiropractic treatment they are cured!
The second way chiropractic can help is through manipulation of the spine. Research has shown that people with stomach ulcers who receive chiropractic adjustments heal much faster than people who do not. Often people who suffer from GERD and/or stomach ulcers develop pain in the upper back-between the shoulder blades. This is because the nerve supply is the same to both areas. Chiropractic adjustments to the upper back can reconnect the nerve supply to the esophagus and stomach and hasten healing.