Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux affects 65% of infants and countless adults as well.  Some may eat certain foods for special events, knowing they may regret it later, or choose to avoid those foods altogether! Many patients resort to medication to alleviate symptoms, but sometimes even that doesn’t totally take away the discomfort and unfortunately it usually does not alleviate the cause of the problem.

 

Studies have shown that deterioration in the lumbar spine is linked to causing reflux! Therefore, patients with deteriorated spinal alignment in the lumbar region are more likely to develop reflux at some point in their lives.  Improving the spinal structure improves digestive function as well.  Neurologically based chiropractic adjustments allow the spinal cord and brain to be able to communicate correctly so all of our systems, including the digestive system, can function as they should.

 

Instead of avoiding food and cuisine we really enjoy, or suffering after every meal, neurologically based chiropractic care allows us the possibility of eradicating the issue at the source!

 

“I’ve been able to reduce acid reflux drugs and have no more sciatic pain.”

 

Sam dealt with sciatic pain, blood pressure issues, and knee pain for two years, even to the point of having to have a knee replacement. “The pain was moderate, but enough to cause discomfort. Chiropractic care has been very helpful for me. I’ve been able to reduce acid reflux drugs and have no more sciatic pain. The progress was slow at first, but the pain disappeared after six months.  I generally felt better in progressive time. My wife is also under care for back pain. The experience has been great, and the staff is always friendly. I know that they care for our physical health.”

-Sam L.

Sources:

Egan, As., DC, & Alcantara, J., DC, (2019). Resolution of Gastroesopageal Reflux in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of Literature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 46-54.

Imagama, S., And, K., Kobayashi, K., Machino, M., Tanaka, S., Morozumi, M., … Jasegawa, Y (2019). Increase in lumbar kyphosis and spinal inclination, declining back muscle strength, and sarcopenia are risk factors for onset of GERD: a 5-year prospective longitudinal cohort study. European Spine Journal, 28(11). 2619-2628. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-06139-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The nervous system controls everything in our entire bodies, from pain and relief to every function of our organs. Simple processes such as regular bladder and bowel movements can be difficult if there is subluxation, or misalignments of the spine that put pressure on the nerves.

Patients from infancy to adult commonly suffer with bladder and bowel issues. Several studies have been done on children who would go 4-5 days without a bowel movement that should have been having one at least once a day. Administering laxatives often helps to give immediate relief, but chiropractic aids in correcting the cause at the source.

Removing interference in the spine allows the body to focus on its normal, necessary functions instead of the issues arising from the lack of function.

 

 

“We love this office; our family has benefited GREATLY since starting care!”

 

I had bladder and bowl incontinence for 10 years. I also struggled with mid, upper, and lower back pain, knee pain, heel pain and carpel tunnel! Each area would vary daily with pain levels. I had been to multiple other doctors and the pain was never helped. I had some necessary surgeries which did offer some relief! I had zero doubts that I would see improvement in my health when starting chiropractic care. My bowel constipation has seen improvement lately and my knee pain has also vastly improved! Another benefit to care that I did not expect is seeing such an improvement in my headaches/migraines! I have also had such better sleep; I have been able to stop taking my sleep medication! The whole office is exceedingly kind and professional. I love the Christian atmosphere! We love this office; our family has been greatly benefitted since starting care at Integral Chiropractic!

-Heather H.

 

Sources:

Martin-Marcotte, M., DC. (2018). Functional constipation in children: Which treatment is effective and safe? An evidence-based case report. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, 17(3), 1485-1489.

Mercovich, A. P. (2019). Resolution of Chronic Constipation & Dysautonomia in a Three-Year-Old Female Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Review of the Literature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 100-104.

 

 

 

Not many things are as frustrating as stomach pains and digestive issues. Adults and children alike suffer with conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, constipation, acid reflux and overall poor digestive health.  It’s easy to just accept these health issues as a life sentence, but neurologically based chiropractic care gives people the freedom of less pain and better quality of life.

 

For example, a recent study showed the benefits of chiropractic care in an 8-year-old girl with pelvic unleveling and irregular bowel movements. After trying several things with little to no results, the girl’s parents decided to try chiropractic care. The girl saw improvements after 2 weeks of care, and after six weeks, her digestive issues were no longer an issue!  The best part?  It was the first time in her life that she was accident free!

 

“I can now incorporate gluten back into my diet again!”

In 2011, Callan found out she was severely intolerant to gluten.  Sometimes, her body would ache for two weeks at a time after eating gluten!  She had completely changed her diet and even the slightest contamination would upset her system.  She was in college, unable to eat most food at the cafeteria and was constantly having her studies interrupted by the anxiety she was now experiencing.  She had tried different forms of therapy and nothing was helping, not even medications.  She struggled through this daily routine for four years until finally, chiropractic entered her life.  After three months of care, she noticed significant decreases in her anxiety attacks, and after five months of care, she realized she could tolerate gluten if it was introduced into her diet much better than before!  Now, one year after her first adjustment, Callan will tell you, “I found that I am able to incorporate gluten into my daily diet again and I have not had a panic attack in months.”

 

 

 

“When I’m on schedule with my appointments and see Dr. Micheal

regularly, I have absolutely no IBS symptoms!”

 

I had IBS pain in my whole abdomen area with cramping, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

My symptoms were very severe!  This had been going on for as long as I could remember.  I was hospitalized for five days when I was ten years old for these symptoms, and it has just continued to get worse over the years.

 

I had seen doctors who wanted me to take pills that would just cover up my symptoms and had bad side effects.  My IBS had gotten so bad that I thought I had a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease or something worse.

 

I was very skeptical when I heard chiropractic care could help with IBS.  I had decided to finish out my first appointment because of my husband, and I wasn’t planning to come back!  But, as I was going to get my x-ray, another patient came out of a room and stopped Saralynn to tell her that she was no longer taking insulin and one of her arms was no longer falling asleep; NOW they had my attention!  I decided to give it a try.

 

My results were subtle, so I didn’t notice fully what had taken place until about three weeks into my care.  I had McDonald’s food and said to those around me “I will pay for this!”  But I never did!!  When I’m on schedule with my appointments and see Dr. Micheal regularly, I have absolutely no IBS symptoms!

 

I would recommend neurologically based chiropractic care to others who are sick, suffering, or in pain.  I can now eat what I want!  I couldn’t fully understand how much better I was feeling until the holidays—I missed several appointments and began to be miserable again.

– Sara

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

Meeks, S., DC, Green, T., DC, & Evans, M., DC. (2019).  Resolution of Pediatric Encopresis Following Chiropractic Care to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Review of the LIterature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 2019, 6-10.

 

Mercovich, A. P. (2019).  Resolution of Chronic Constipation & Dysautonomia in a Three-Year-Old Femaile Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Review of the Literature. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 100-104.