If you’re a GERD patient in Pembroke Pines or Hollywood, Florida, you’re only too familiar with the sensation of heartburn and accompanying symptoms caused by this disease.
You may have found relief through medication – either prescription or over-the-counter palliatives. You might have adjusted your diet to avoid spicy foods and caffeinated beverages. Maybe you’ve elevated the head of your bed in order to get a good night’s sleep.
Still, none of measures attack the source of the disease – the constant backwash of acid into your esophagus, caused by a weakening of your esophageal sphincter. In fact, according to the Food and Drug Administration, some medications prescribed for GERD – proton pump inhibitors – carry an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine.
You may be surprised to learn that chiropractic can help. Consider a study in 2009 involving 10 GERD patients who received chiropractic treatment after referrals from a gastroenterologist surgeon. The treatments were followed by endoscopic exams, which verified an improvement of “58 percent of esophagitis degree caused by GERD.”
So why chiropractic? Because chiropractors are experts on the spine, and if your spine is out of alignment, that could be the source of your GERD symptoms. Misalignments occur in many ways, ranging from car accidents to poor postural habits.
Such misalignments put pressure on the delicate nerves flowing through the spine and interrupt the nerves’ ability to communicate with your limbs and organs. As a result, pressure on the delicate nerves coming out of the spine and into the upper gastrointestinal region may disrupt the digestion process. Like a hose with a kink in it, your body can’t function at its peak.
The solution is to realign the spine back to health through Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, one of the most researched, published, results-oriented and scientific corrective set of chiropractic techniques in the world.
Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center, headed by Dr. Zev Mellman in Davie, Florida, is among only a handful of chiropractic centers specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics. At Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center, we pinpoint the source of misalignment through digital X-rays or posture analysis software and devise a custom treatment plan to rehabilitate your spine.
If you or a loved one living in the Davie, Florida, area is needlessly suffering from GERD, contact us today for a complimentary chiropractic consultation to see if you qualify for corrective care.