Symptoms of Acid Reflux
Common symptoms associated with Acid Reflux or GERD include:
2. Burning pain in the chest.
4. Difficulty swallowing.
5. A sensation that food is stuck in your esophagus.
Most treatments for heartburn only relieve the symptoms. They do nothing to address the Root cause.
It’s like a receiving a shot for tooth pain. It may ease the pain temporarily, but if it does not treat the cavity, the pain can return as soon as the shot wears off.
Most people would never consider getting a regular shot to relieve dental pain, however, this year alone Americans are will fill over 170 million acid blocker prescriptions, taking them day after day.
What you may not know is that the most common of these acid-blocking drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), bear an FDA warning that they should not be used over the course of a year for over 14 consecutive days or for 42 total days.
Yet, people frequently ignore this warning, risking severe consequences to ease the discomfort.
How Chiropractic Care Helps with Acid Reflux
New research shows that Acid Reflux may be caused by two hidden triggers that many doctors cannot address.
Spinal Manipulation for GERD and Stomach Ulcers
Research shows that patients with stomach ulcers who receive regular chiropractic adjustments heal much faster than those who do not.
It is common that people who suffer from GERD and/or stomach ulcers experience 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 which will promote and expedite the healing process.
Reducing Hiatal Hernias
A common but commonly overlooked cause of GERD, is a hiatal hernia. Regular chiropractic care is the most effective way to treat a hiatal hernia.
A hiatal hernia is when the upper section of your stomach thrusts or herniates through your diaphragm. The diaphragm muscle then pinches the upper section of your stomach and often causes reflux. A chiropractor trained in reducing hiatal hernias can resolve this rapidly and ease the problem.
Acupuncture Treatments for GERD
Besides Chiropractic adjustments, Acupuncture has been shown to improve esophageal function for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, even where drugs were not effective.
Researchers have found that acupuncture is effective in easing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Patients unresponsive to drug therapy saw significant improvements after receiving acupuncture care.
Acupuncture improves valve function and can prevent acid reflux.
If the doctor addresses the root cause of the problem, it is then true healing can occur.
Relief from acid reflux can improve the quality of life and promote overall well-being.