Chiropractic Care for Digestive Health

Happy June! This month we turn our focus to our digestive system. It may not be everyone’s favorite topic, yet it’s one that is essential.

Chiropractic care focuses on the spine and the nervous system. Did you know that misalignments in the spine, called subluxations, can interfere with nerves and affect overall health? This includes digestion. Spinal adjustments can correct these misalignments. The benefit to you is that it can improve communication between your nervous and digestive systems.

Here’s a breakdown of the connection

  • The nervous system controls everything, including digestion: Your digestive system relies on signals from the nervous system to function properly. These signals tell your stomach and intestines how to muscle and secrete digestive juices to break down food.
  • The spine and the digestive system are connected: Nerves branch out from the lower part of your spinal cord and travel to your stomach and intestines.
  • Misalignments in the spine may disrupt nerve signals: When vertebrae in your spine are misaligned, they may irritate or impinge on these nerves, potentially affecting the signals reaching your digestive system.

How do adjustments help?

Chiropractic adjustments aim to improve communication between the nervous system and digestive system by realigning the spine. This may lead to several benefits for digestion, including:

  • Reduced bloating and gas
  • Improved regularity
  • Relief from constipation
  • Less heartburn

If you’re in need of a chiropractic assessment to discuss the health of your digestive system, Dr. Desiree Van Bogart at Desired Health Chiropractic is here to help evaluate your needs and answer your questions!

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