Connecting Digestive Problems to Your Lumbar Spine
Digestive problems are common in today’s society, with patients spending billions in health care every year. When you experience heartburn, nausea, or diarrhea, you probably think the problem is limited to your digestive system. Certainly viruses, infections, and other problems often contribute to digestive issues. However, the root of the problem can sometimes be related to poor spinal alignment.
Chiropractic care is often thought of as only to resolve neck and back pain. But because the spinal cord is like the control panel of your body’s central nervous system, problems originate there and spread to other parts of the body. These include issues in the pancreas, kidneys, intestines, and bladder.
If you’ve been feeling queasy, lost sleep to an upset stomach, or simply can’t go a meal without regretting your choice in food, it might be time to look deeper into the problem, instead of reaching for the antacid. Advanced Spine & Posture of Las Vegas, NV provides for all of your chiropractic care needs and can help you get to the bottom of digestive conditions relating to spinal misalignments.
How does the spine affect digestion?
It’s important to pinpoint exactly which digestive condition you’re experiencing. Health professionals can provide a clear diagnosis of what you’re experiencing. A number of common digestive conditions include:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS);
- Acid reflux;
- Chronic heartburn;
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD);
- Crohn’s Disease.
A variety of spinal cord issues could cause problems in other parts of the body. These include disc compression, herniated discs, and strained ligaments. The spinal cord sends nerve signals to all parts of your body, affecting how your digestion functions.
The lumbar spine, or lower back, includes the sacrum and is particularly vital in terms of nerve function. Problems in this part of the spine may result in symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, and bladder malfunction. This is because this area of the spine includes sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves that are directly connected to your digestive system. Any problem with those will send faulty signals to your body.
Treat the root of the problem with chiropractic care
Chiropractors will start by doing a complete examination and asking questions about your symptoms. They will develop a plan with you that addresses both short-term and long-term problems. The key is hitting the reset button on your body’s central nervous system by getting the spine realigned.
Digestive problems often take some time to resolve. Unlike other solutions – such as surgery or heavy-duty prescription drugs – chiropractic care is a natural, noninvasive method to treat digestive conditions.
Spinal adjustments are often necessary to correct subluxations (misalignments) of the spine. Lifestyle changes may also be discussed with you, including changes to your diet and different approaches to exercise that may be beneficial.
You’ve suffered from digestive system malfunction for long enough! Come and see how the experts chiropractic at Advanced Spine & Posture of Las Vegas, NV. Our practice uses Chiropractic BioPhysics, a scientific, research-based program for treating your unique spinal problems. Call today to set up a free consultation with our trained professionals.
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.