How Chiropractic Care Helps Eliminate Digestive Problems | Chiropractor in Belmar, NJ
Hello, everyone. Dr. Jodi Kinney here. Today, I want to discuss why getting adjusted and being under the care of a chiropractor can benefit your digestive system. I’ll use this chart to illustrate how nerves impact digestion.
The Nervous System
The spinal cord, running through your spine, attaches to the brain and sends nerves out from every vertebrae to various parts of your body. While some nerves go to your arms and legs, a significant portion, especially from the mid-thoracic level and down, form a bundle known as the enteric system. These nerves play a crucial role in regulating your digestive system. Starting from the middle of the thoracic spine, these nerves extend to the stomach, liver, and pancreas. Moving to the middle to lower part of the back, they reach the small intestine, and in the lower back, the nerves go to the large intestine, colon, and other lower digestive organs. If there’s a misalignment or irritation in the spine in any of these areas, it could be affecting or pinching the nerves that feed into your digestive system. Many patients with acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, constipation, or diarrhea find relief through chiropractic care.
If you suspect that your digestive discomfort may be related to nerve imbalances, consider visiting a chiropractor. We can help you explore natural solutions to improve the functioning of your digestive system. Thank you for tuning in, and we hope to see you soon!