A Hiatal Hernia or Hiatus Hernia is a health condition where part of the stomach protrudes up into the chest area through a small opening in the diaphragm muscle. The diaphragm muscle is located just under your lungs and is used for breathing. When you take breathes, you are contracting and relaxing your diaphragm muscle.
The small opening in the diaphragm muscle is for the esophagus. The esophagus is the “food tube” extending from the mouth to the stomach. When you eat or drink, the food or liquid travels through the esophagus to the stomach. This small opening in the diaphragm is called the hiatus. When a part of the stomach pushes up through the hiatus, it’s called a hiatal hernia.
A hiatal hernia may lead to problems with such things as acid reflux and heartburn. These conditions can be discomforting, painful and make it difficult to eat and drink.
Baker Chiropractic and Wellness has been helping patients with hiatal hernias for over 20 years using our safe, proven and effective HHRT (Hiatal Hernia Release Technique). We do not use prescription medications or surgery.
A small hiatal hernia typically will not cause pain or discomfort.However, as the hiatal hernia gets larger, the following symptoms may surface:
01 Chest Pain
03 GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
04 Difficulty Swallowing
05 Frequent Belching
There are two main types of hiatal hernias:
01 Sliding Hiatal Hernia
02 Paraesphogeal Hiatal Hernia
There is no exact cause for a hiatal hernia. Increased pressure on the diaphragm and the small hiatus opening in the diaphragm from such things as pregnancy and obesity are contributing factors.
Hiatal hernias are common in women, people who are overweight and people older than 50 years of age.
The vagus nerve is a major nerve within the human body that runs from the brain, down through the neck, chest, heart and lungs. From there, it branches out into the abdomen. A hiatal hernia can cause
irritation to the vagus nerve leading to a variety of abnormalities with the stomach, heart and lungs as a result of the stress on the vagus nerve from the hiatal hernia.
Chiropractic care focuses on the health and function of the body’s central nervous system. When the body’s central nervous system is optimized and 100% healthy, all systems within the body perform properly. When there are interferences (known as subluxations) in the central nervous system, the systems of the body are not able to function at peak levels which can lead to numerous health issues. Chiropractic adjustments remove subluxations and restore the health of the central nervous system. The training and experience with the central nervous system allows the physicians at Baler Chiropractic and Wellness to diagnose and target underlying causes of health conditions such as hiatal hernias. Once they determine the cause, they are able to treat the condition with their safe and effective chiropractic care. The best part of our chiropractic care is that it does not require the use of expensive prescription medications or risky surgery
Here are just a few of the numerous real-life stories from patients who came to Baker Chiropractic and
Wellness looking for help and relief from the pain, discomfort and uncertainty caused by hiatal hernias:
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