Chiropractic Care for GERD
Updated: Sep 6, 2021
If you suffer from GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux, then you know how uncomfortable this severe acid reflux can be. Many Americans suffer from it and know that it can be so severe that it keeps you from enjoying food you love or wakes you up in the middle of the night. Don’t let GERD affect your life any longer. Seek relief with chiropractic care from a Franklin chiropractor.
Signs of GERD
GERD occurs when a backflow of acid reflux from the stomach flows into the esophagus frequently and with severe intensity. Normally, the esophageal sphincter, the muscle located at the bottom of our esophagus, is closed and only allows food or liquid to enter the stomach. However, a weakened esophageal sphincter does not work as it should and will open at various times, which allows the backflow of stomach acid to travel up into the esophagus. If this backflow occurs frequently, then you may have GERD. GERD can lead to regular and severe heartburn, problems swallowing, coughing, or regurgitation of food or liquid. If you have GERD, you may also feel like there is a lump in your throat. People with GERD can attest to how uncomfortable it can be. Thankfully, Dr. Devan Arman of Unity Chiropractic has experience helping GERD sufferers find relief with chiropractic care.
Treating the Root Cause of GERD
If you suffer from GERD, you have most likely consulted with a doctor who has suggested several methods for decreasing symptoms of GERD. Some of these suggestions may include eating a healthier diet and avoiding fried or fatty foods. Eliminating caffeine or alcohol and increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables may also ease symptoms. If you have a severe case of GERD, doctors may even prescribe medications or suggest surgery to alleviate symptoms. While these can help, there may be a safer, non-invasive method for treating GERD that gets to the root of the issue. Chiropractic is a natural and safe method for alleviating GERD symptoms without potentially harmful side effects.
How Can Chiropractic Help with GERD Management?
Your nervous system plays an important role in your overall health and wellness. Any interference in the nervous system can disrupt brain-body communication, which leads to dysfunction. GERD can stem from nerve interference caused by a spinal misalignment. A gentle adjustment from Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman will restore communication to bring about relief from GERD symptoms. Case studies have been conducted to show the effectiveness of chiropractic in treating GERD. One such case study found that medications prescribed for GERD can actually negatively affect the esophagus sphincter in many instances. Another study focused on an infant who suffered from GERD. After just 3 months of chiropractic care, she experienced a full resolution of her GERD symptoms.
Dr. Devan Arman of Unity Chiropractic can get to the root problem of GERD by removing spinal misalignments and restoring nerve function. You don’t have to live with GERD. Schedule an appointment today to find out more about chiropractic care for relief from GERD.
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