Digestive Problems


Many people are surprised that chiropractic care can help with a variety of digestive problems. The nervous system controls how the gastrointestinal system functions. If nerves responsible for this communication are pinched, due to misalignments of the spine, they cannot deliver messages between the brain and your digestive system. When this occurs, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), acid reflux, heartburn, constipation and other digestive problems can occur. If you are dealing with digestive problems without relief, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with Wheat Ridge chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone for a natural, effective solution to the underlying root problem.

Our Chiropractor Treats GERD, Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Constipation and More

Misalignments of the spine (subluxations) can result in problems anywhere in the body including the gastrointestinal system. You can end up suffering with a combination of heartburn, acid reflux, GERD or constipation as well as other problems depending on the location and severity of the subluxation.  

Chiropractic for Heartburn, Acid Reflux and GERD

Patients with subluxations in the middle of the back (thoracic spine, around T5) can pinch nerves that are responsible for stomach acid production as well as enzymes responsible for digestion. These nerves also control how the lower esophageal sphincter functions—the muscles responsible for closing the esophagus after food passes into the stomach. When these muscles are not functioning properly it can result in heartburn when the stomach acid splashes up into the esophagus. Acid reflux is the name of the condition and when it progresses to become chronic it then becomes GERD.
These digestive problems are successfully resolved by correcting subluxations in the upper thoracic spine.

Chiropractic for Constipation, Gas & Bloating

A misaligned vertebrae in the lower back (lumbar or sacral areas) can pinch nerves that are responsible for communicating with the large intestines. Many patients who experience lower back pain and sciatica have co-occurring problems with their lower digestive tract like constipation, bloating and gas for the same reason. Chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone can offer relief from lower back pain and/or sciatica while also offering relief from digestive problems that stem from pinched nerves in the lower back. 

If you are in Wheat Ridge and experiencing digestive problems, chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone can offer natural, drug-free relief. Schedule an appointment today by calling us . We look forward to helping you!