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.”
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