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Acid Reflux Treated Naturally With Chiropractic Care

Patients coming in to see me for upper back and neck problems are often pleasantly surprised when their acid reflux improves.  To me, it makes sense, because the nerves in the mid-back innervate your stomach and upper GI tract.  If you have a problem with your mid-back where those nerves are getting irritated/ compressed/ inflamed, the part of the body being innervated by those nerves may not function properly.  I remember as a child one of my friends discovered pinching the wrist hard enough and long enough would make your fingers tingle and eventually stop working properly (growing up in a small town we’d often get bored, and we’d have to find things to entertain us).  The principle is the same with the spine.  Except, instead of going to your fingers, those nerves could be going to organs, such as the stomach.  I was just reading an interesting article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic where 16 infants that developed acid reflux and colic were able to be successfully treated with chiropractic care. In this particular study, the problems were found in the neck of the infants who had particularly difficult births.  “It makes a lot of sense when you think about it” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study, “If you damage or compress the neurological structures in the neck this can have far reaching implications on the functioning of the body. Through research like Dr. Elster’s (the author of this particular study) we are finding that correcting the misalignments associated with these injuries reduces the nerve compression and people improve. In this study it was infants suffering from colic and acid reflux.”

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