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Heartburn, Acid Reflux or Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a health condition in which the contents of the stomach move back from the stomach into the esophagus. The acid from the stomach irritates the esophagus and can lead to such things as severe discomfort and painful heartburn. If left untreated, damage can occur to the esophagus over time leading to more serious health conditions.
Symptoms: Some common symptoms associated with Acid Reflux or GERD include:
2. Burning pain in chest.
4. Difficulty swallowing.
5. Sensation that food is stuck in your esophagus.
7. Poor digestion
Cause: The symptoms of Heartburn, Acid reflux, and GERD occur as a result of the over production of stomach acid and the dysfunction the valve going to the stomach is faulty wiring. If you compare the wiring that control your stomach you can compare it to that of your home computer. Think of your home computer and the effects of having two wires cross that shouldn’t and it is easy to see that bad things will happen. In your body there are many things that can lead to “bad” or improper wiring. Left untreated this can lead to more severe health problems
1. Hiatal Hernia
3. Certain prescription medications
8. Sitting extended periods.
How Jones Family Chiropractic will Help You with Acid Reflux
Chiropractors are trained to find and eliminate the dysfunction that ultimately leads to this life altering dysfunction.
Why we focus on this?
Hello I am Dr. Jones and this is my personal testimony on how Chiropractic changed my life. When I was young I regularly experienced heartburn. I did as most people and took tums or other OTC solutions for this. By the time I was in my later 20’s I could no longer sleep laying down or I would vomit in my sleep. Heartburn had turned into severe GERD. I had two little boys James (age 2.5) and Baer just 6 months old. They both had been on medication and would vomit many times a day without warning. While attending a conference I was introduced to the idea that Chiropractic could help. Having nothing to lose we decided to give it a shot. After all it was not getting any better under traditional care. Within a month both kids were Reflux free and completely off medication. And I am proud to say that after completing treatment I no longer suffer from any of these symptoms. I now sleep lying down like a normal person. I have completed many of the spicy food challenges in town without complication or regret. It is my pleasure and honor to help those who feel they are stuck with this condition over come.