Gastrointestinal issues are disrupting to your life, potentially embarrassing to live with, and not conducive to a high quality of life. Nevertheless, many people simply just live with them, popping antacids and avoiding the foods they love to stave off inevitable gastric distress. Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are about tiptoeing around ailments like acid reflux or gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), without actually working to resolve them, you’re forever going to be at the mercy of them.

Evidence suggests that chiropractic adjustments can go a long way towards alleviating digestive issues, especially when they’re approached from a data-driven standpoint, such as through Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP). Identifying spinal misalignments and conditions, such as kyphosis, can pinpoint where nerve pathways may be constricted or arteries may be impeded, thus affecting vital organs and inducing ongoing ailments. Correcting these issues may in fact lead to alleviation of the issue!

Spinal mechanics

Kyphosis and other spinal curvature issues present a variety of problems, as they pertain to your central nervous system. However, there’s one fundamental detractor that plays an integral role in digestive health at a mechanical level: weight distribution.

Your spine is instrumental in directly proportioning your body when you sit, stand or lay down, which means misalignments are shifting this burden of support to other systems. In many moderate to severe cases, kyphosis can shift a burden of weight and support to organs, including the stomach. When your stomach is no longer properly supported or becomes a pillar of support for other organs, stress is increased — especially during critical function — which tends to induce gastrointestinal problems, particularly gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Nerve interference

In addition to force bearing down on your stomach and other vital organs, spinal compression and misalignment also results in nerve interruption, which affects the ability of nerve impulses to appropriately reach organs. This means organs like the stomach are unable to function to their fullest capacity, thus leading to deficiencies and chronic conditions.

Nerve interruption is further intensified when the stomach and other digestive organs are bearing the shifting weight of poor posture. In severe cases, herniation can even begin, making GERD or acid reflux even worse.

Correcting the root of the problem

Alleviating the burden of nerve interference and excessive force on your digestive organs means addressing the root cause of these conditions: Your spinal posture and health. CBP can help to identify conditions such as kyphosis and shifting vertebrae, which means understanding how to realign them and restore proper spinal health.

Consult with your chiropractor today if you’re a chronic sufferer of gastrointestinal issues. An evaluation, some X-rays, and a tailored approach to spinal realignment could be a critical first step in resolving a debilitating gastric condition for good.

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.

If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of spinal misalignment as a result of an auto accident, sports injury, poor posture, or just plain gravity — and are sick and tired of masking your symptoms — please contact Dr. Deed at Ideal Spine Health Center for a complimentary consultation.