Combat Hiatal Hernias and Acid Reflux with Chiropractic

Hiatal HerniasAcid reflux is a serious digestive condition, triggered when stomach acid (bile) flows backwards into the esophagus. The result is severe discomfort, including nausea, a burning sensation in the throat, sensitivity to swallowing, and more. The source of this condition can usually be traced to a catalyst, like a hiatal hernia or spinal subluxation.

Though a person’s first instinct in combating acid reflux may be to adjust their diet or invest in antacids, exploring chiropractic could be just as viable of a solution. Chiropractors aren’t strangers to the extrapolative effects of a simple subluxation. Often, they can trace the route of a problem like acid reflux back to the area of the spine affected.

For help addressing acid reflux or resolving hiatal hernias in Las Vegas, NV, trust the team at Advanced Spine and Posture. We don’t just provide healing spinal manipulations – we’re also experts in nutrition and exercise, vital elements for resolving conditions like acid reflux.

What are hiatal hernias?

When you ingest food or drink, it passes through the esophagus on the way to the stomach. Specific muscle fibers prevent the stomach’s contents from reentering the esophagus. When there is significant pushback, however, a herniation can occur when the stomach is pushed through the diaphragm. This is a hiatal hernia, and it’s associated with symptoms like:

  • Heartburn;
  • Problems swallowing;
  • Nausea;
  • Chest pain.

Hiatal hernias are often directly linked to acid reflux. Due to the herniation, your esophageal sphincter isn’t able to prevent bile from creeping into your esophagus. Until the herniation is resolved, no amount of diet changes or antacid will be able to prevent painful acid reflux.

Hiatal hernias are hard to predict and often hard to detect. Sometimes they’re linked to risk factors like obesity, history of smoking, pregnancy, and prescription medication use. One proven correlation, however, is a link to spinal health. When vertebral discs are misaligned, bulging, or slipped, this may cause a kind of “domino effect” that could result in blocked nerves and hiatal herniation.

How does chiropractic address hiatal hernias?

For some patients, chiropractic is a very effective way to reverse digestive problems. To address the nervous system malfunctions often associated with acid reflux, a chiropractor will likely examine your spine to spot misalignments. Correcting these can often have surprising effects, such as eliminating the most pernicious symptoms associated with this condition. Symptoms begin to dissipate because nerve signals are able to freely fire once again.

Digestive problems may also be related to poor diet and lack of exercise. A chiropractor can be a great partner in enhancing your overall health by making recommendations for a nutritious diet and putting you on a low-impact exercise routine. Often, patients are eating foods they don’t realize are contributing to excess inflammation of the esophagus.

If you’re looking for a natural way to address persistent acid reflux, chiropractic may be for you. The friendly and professional team at Advanced Spine and Posture is Las Vegas, NV’s trusted source for addressing digestive issues. Contact us today to setup a free consultation or learn more about how we apply Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to address hiatal hernias and acid reflux issues.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.
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