Very often, patients with a spinal misalignment in the upper-middle (thoracic) spine find themselves with digestive problems. This is because nerves in this area impact your production of digestive enzymes and stomach acid. They are also responsible for how the lower esophageal sphincter functions (the muscle that closes the esophagus after passing food into the stomach).
Patients who have subluxations in the lower back (lumbar and sacral spine) often have trouble with their large intestines that seems connected to lower back pain and sciatica. For example, gas and bloating are often companions with lower back pain in this way.
Chiropractor Dr. Morter can help you resolve more than one problem at a time, just by helping you achieve a properly-aligned spine!
Digestive problems can really cause problems in your day-to-day life. Whether you or your kids have digestive issues, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with Dr. Josh Morter today. He will listen to your concerns, provide a thorough examination and diagnose areas of the spine that are impacting your digestive system. With a customized chiropractic care plan built for you or your family members, he can help you get the stomach pain relief you need to pursue an active lifestyle again.