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Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is one of the most commonly experienced digestion issues and occurs when acidic juices in the stomach travel into the esophagus. Acid reflux, also known as GERD, has many symptoms, including an acidic taste when burping, cheek pain, and nausea. Seeing our chiropractors at Colony Chiropractic in The Villages, FL, can help with digestion issues, nutritional counseling, and any strains in the body that may be the cause. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about acid reflux and how chiropractic care can provide relief! 


What is Acid Reflux? 

Acid reflux, also known as GERD, often happens if part of the esophagus is lower than the esophageal sphincter, which causes acid in the stomach to flow back up the esophagus. Even when food enters through the stomach and doesn’t return to the esophagus, sometimes the acid flows back up and causes a burning sensation in the chest and throat. Suffering from acid reflux for extended periods can damage the lining of the esophagus and lead to further complications.

What Causes Acid Reflux and Digestion Issues?

Lifestyle and diet are the two main contributors to acid reflux and digestion issues. For example, eating excessive amounts of food that are high in fat or drinking too much caffeine can trigger heartburn and acid reflux symptoms. In addition, several factors may increase a person’s risk of developing GERD, including obesity, pregnancy, connective tissue disorders, drinking, smoking, and body strain. 

Can a Chiropractor Help with Acid Reflux? 

Seeing our chiropractor for nutritional counseling is one form of chiropractic care that can help with acid reflux. Digestive issues can be caused by a misalignment in the musculoskeletal system, which is also the root cause of many health conditions. Spinal decompression helps treat joint pain, neck pain, back pain, and digestive system disorders, including stomach ulcers and GERD. Along with that, spinal adjustment can take pressure off the nerves, which can also contribute to acid reflux. 

Schedule an Appointment Today

If acid reflux is causing you discomfort and impacting your quality of life, contact Colony Chiropractic in The Villages, FL, for treatment. We believe chiropractic care can be beneficial in treating a variety of digestive issues. Call our office today at (352) 430-3355 to schedule an appointment and to learn more about the services we offer. Our team looks forward to helping you find relief from GERD and improving your health!


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