Relief from Acid Reflux
About Acid Reflux
Almost 50% of Americans suffer from acid reflux. Most people experience this in the form of heartburn, but where does that come from? You experience heartburn when stomach acid flows backward and up your esophagus, irritating the tissue. Because the discomfort is usually felt in the chest area, we get the name “heartburn”. Surprise surprise: there’s a chiropractic solution that eliminates the need for drugs or invasive procedures!
Medication won’t solve the problem, it will simply mask it. So what is the problem?
The Lower Esophageal Sphincter, or LES, opens to allow food to pass into the stomach, and then closes up. In a properly functioning body, that is. But, if the LES isn’t working right, it relaxes too early or too late and allows stomach acid to flow backwards into the esophagus.
Most medications for acid reflux are designed to block acid production in the stomach. Except, acid production isn’t the problem! Therefore, this medication isn’t helping you the way it should, and you start to develop a dependence on a drug you never needed in the first place. All the while, your condition worsens.
Chiropractic Relief from Acid Reflux
The LES is a muscle, and as such, it is connected to your nervous system. Our chiropractors understand the relationship between nerves and muscles, and how a chiropractic adjustment can trigger your nerves to smooth out muscles function, including that of the LES.
By soothing irritated nerves, it’s possible to eliminate acid reflux bring about permanent relief from heartburn.