Digestion problems? Heartburn or ulcers? You should read this article!
As early as 1921, it was discovered that spinal abnormalities could cause stomach, esophagus, duodenum, and intestinal disorders. In studies that followed, 87% of a group of adolescents suffering from duodenal and/or gastric ulcers were discovered to have pelvic distortion and blockage in the spine.
Spinal care helps those with dysphasia (difficulty swallowing) and abdominal nausea. The famous researcher R. Maigne discovered the releasing stress from the nervous system helped digestive pains and pseudo-ulcers. Clinical experience reveals chiropractic helps relieve abdominal pain, digestive problems, dyspepsia, and epigiastric distress.
In one fascinating study, scientists surgically created an artificial vertebral subluxation in rabbits. Within 2 ½ minutes, there were changes in the stomach and duodenum, changes that could make the upper gastrointestinal tract vulnerable to disease and dysfunction.
A large study involving 385 chiropractors in seven countries who collected information on 5607 patients found that many reported improvements in digestion with chiropractic care. Chiropractic care has relieved abdominal pain, stomach ulcers, gastritis, colitis, and spastic constipation.
Right about now, you’re probably saying, “Enough with all the technical talk! What does it mean to me? My doc is giving me pills or liquid stuff to take and it helps me feel better. Isn’t that enough?” NO! It isn’t enough. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again! The typical medical care is aimed at treating symptoms with drugs. Treating symptoms alone, apart from the risk of the side effects, can lead you into the false belief that your problem is gone – merely because your symptoms are gone. It’s not unusual to hear of folks living on over-the-counter drugs, or, worse, prescription drugs, for years.
Medical care is an extreme form of healthcare. As a general rule, it is always best to avoid drug therapy – and surgery – as much as possible and investigate first and foremost a system of healthcare that approaches the care of the body to treat the problems that caused the symptoms.
Your chiropractor is trained to analyze your body for spinal malformations, called subluxations, that interfere with your internal communications, irritate your nerves, and affect your digestion, assimilation, and elimination. In short, your chiropractor analyzes your spinal configuration and alignment and corrects those areas that lead to gastrointestinal problems caused by subluxations. The bottom line is that the digestive system can weaken, work improperly, and fall prey to a multitude of diseases. The job of the chiropractor is to ensure that the stomach and the rest of the digestive system receive an unobstructed nerve supply. This promotes body harmony, enhanced ability to cope with stress, and an improved resistance to disease.
Remember, if your nerves are impinged upon by subluxation, no amount of drugs will relieve that pressure, A chiropractic spinal adjustment is what your body needs to both heal the problem and help prevent it from happening again.