Digestive Disorders

Chiropractic Treatment for Digestive Disorders in East Stroudsburg, PA

Americans spend millions of dollars every year on prescription and non-prescription medications to relieve symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and heartburn. The high prevalence of digestive disorders in the U.S is mainly attributed to poor dietary habits and lack of exercise. Some digestive disorders such as Crohn's disease and colitis may be genetic in nature while others develop as a secondary illness. Instead of prescribing drugs that barely manage or even worsen symptoms of digestive disorders; our chiropractor in East Stroudsburg applies chiropractic techniques to improve the functioning of your nervous system, the system controlling your digestive processes.

Woman needs chiropractic care for Digestive Disorders.

How the Nervous System Supports Digestion

A large nerve called the vagus nerve extends out of your brainstem to eventually innervate most organs composing the digestive system. Digestion is also controlled by sympathetic nerves and parasympathetic nerve fibers coming out of your lumbar and thoracic regions. Maintaining blood flow to the intestines to stimulate digestion, increasing salivary gland activity to facilitate the breakdown of food in the stomach and supporting nutrient absorption within the intestines are just a few of the many processes governed by the nervous system that are essential for digestive health. By realigning the spine with adjustments and decompression therapy to remove chronic pressure on nerve endings, our chiropractors can reduce or possibly eliminate symptoms of digestive disorders.

Chiropractic Adjustments in East Stroudsburg, PA

By restoring your spinal vertebrae to their proper positions, your chiropractor also restores optimal nervous system functioning to allow your body and digestive system to begin healing. In addition, adjustments reduce stress on the immune system by minimizing inflammation so that more energy can be utilized towards preventing digestive diseases from affecting your health.

If you suffer digestive disorders, please call Key to Health Chiropractic today at (570) 476-4100 to schedule an appointment with your chiropractors.