Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a health condition in which the contents of the stomach move back from the stomach into the esophagus. The acid from the stomach irritates the esophagus and can lead to such things as severe discomfort and painful heartburn. If left untreated, damage can occur to the esophagus over time leading to more serious health conditions.
At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we have been helping patients with acid reflux or GERD for over 25 years. Our chiropractic care, along with our guidance for diet and exercise, has proven to be very effective in resolving acid reflux. Please contact us by calling (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website.
When you eat food or drink a beverage, the food and drink pass from your mouth to your stomach through a tube called the esophagus. Once the food or beverage enters your stomach, a special “valve” of muscle fibers should close which prevents the contents of your stomach from traveling back into the esophagus. These muscle fibers are known as the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES).
If the “valve” does not close properly, the contents of the stomach can leak back into the esophagus. When this happens, it’s called reflux. Because the stomach is filled with naturally strong acids and enzymes used to break down foods in the digestive process, the condition is commonly known as acid reflux.
Common symptoms associated with Acid Reflux or GERD include:
Acid reflux is caused by failure of the cardia (the location where the stomach attaches to the esophagus) to keep the contents of the stomach from flowing back into the esophagus. The naturally powerful acids and enzymes contained within the stomach leak back into the esophagus where they cause irritation, burning, and inflammation of the sensitive tissue lining the esophagus.
Factors that may contribute to the development of acid reflux or GERD include:
Chiropractic care focuses on the health and function of the overall body. When the body’s spine and central nervous system are optimized and 100% healthy, all systems within the body perform correctly and without pain. When there are interferences or misalignments (known as subluxations) in the spine, the systems of the body are not able to function at peak levels which can lead to numerous health issues, including digestive problems such as acid reflux or GERD.
Finally, a common cause of GERD is a hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is a condition when the top part of the stomach pinches through the diaphragm muscle. Our chiropractic care is effective in treating hiatal hernias which may be causing the acid reflux.
The best thing about our chiropractic care is that it involves no prescription drugs or surgery. It’s safe and effective.
There are solutions for acid reflux and GERD that do not require prescription medications. Please give us a call at (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment at one of our three Cincinnati area office locations.
Come to Baker Chiropractic and Wellness for relief from acid reflux. Then, stay with us for a future life of health and wellness.