Chiropractic Care for Acid Reflux in West Bloomfield, MI
Every year, millions of people suffer from acid reflux which can lead to discomfort and pain in their everyday life. While there are medicines and natural remedies to treat acid reflux, sometimes they aren’t enough to get the job done. In more severe cases surgery could even be considered, but due to costs and recovery time, it’s not always an easy option.
More often than not chiropractic care for acid reflux isn’t explored until all other options have been looked at, when in fact it can be very effective for people who try it. A licensed chiropractor can treat acid reflux through the manipulation of muscles around the stomach area which can help treat the root cause.
Treatment – how it works
Chiropractic care for acid reflux is achieved through a treatment cycle involving the manipulation of soft tissue areas around the stomach muscles. Treatment can require multiple visits over a period of weeks or months. Repairing the tissue is achieved by a licensed chiropractor, by manipulating the top area of the stomach back down through the diaphragm.
Existing spinal problems can directly impact your nervous system and how it interacts with your stomach muscles. This can cause your stomach to fall through the diaphragm, which is a leading cause of acid reflux. Having regular spinal adjustments performed by a professional may be key to being completely rid of symptoms.
Symptoms and recovery
Symptoms of acid reflux can start off slow and infrequent at first but left untreated it can become increasingly uncomfortable and impact your sleep, eating, and breathing patterns. Regular visits for treatment can be beneficial to your recovery, with 2-3 visits often resulting in a dramatic reduction in symptoms. In some cases, you may require other acid reflux medicine or remedies if treatment is not providing enough symptom relief.
Patients who suffer from hiatal hernias may benefit in choosing chiropractic care for acid reflux as a treatment method for long-term relief, as traditional avenues might not provide adequate relief from symptoms.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.