If you feel a burning sensation in your throat or esophagus and deal with pretty consistent pains after eating, there could be a chance you have acid reflux. Acid reflux is when some of the acid content of the stomach flows up into the esophagus. The lining of the stomach is specially adapted to produce this acid, and also to protect the digestive organ against its own corrosive secretion, but the higher gut is not protected from this acid.
HOW A CHIROPRACTOR CAN HELP:
The nerves in the middle-back control the muscle at the top of the stomach to keep stomach contents from coming back up. The nervous system also controls how much stomach acid should be in the stomach at all times. When the nerve signals are blocked, reflux is a warning sign that the body is not healing or functioning properly.
Chiropractic care could make a difference in your acid reflux, but changing your diet is also essential to fixing the problem. Committing to a low-acid diet can make a significant difference in how you feel, which means cutting out caffeine, alcohol, fatty and/or fried foods, and added sugars. As challenging as that can be (because who doesn’twant to eat all those delicious tasting foods?), you could feel so much better. Our chiropractors can also help — contact our South Naperville clinic to get started.