What Your Stomach is Trying to Tell You About Your Spine

It’s important to remember that all components of our bodies are interconnected. More than just working together to keep us functional on a daily basis, all of our systems also share in the same homeostasis. Case in point: wellness is throughout, and pain in one part of the body may be related to another. A great example of this can be seen in common stomach ailments like indigestion, diarrhea, and severe heartburn, which may be related to your spine.

Treating the entire body means being familiar with the central core that ties everything together: the spine. By resolving subluxations (misalignments) in the spine, you may be able to clear up chronic stomach troubles, for example. It has to do with knowledge of nerve bundles, blood supplies, and the skeletal structure as a support system.

The chiropractic team at Advanced Spine & Posture is helping Las Vegas, NV look at their various ailments from a broader perspective. We know that stomach pain often goes beyond the stomach, and that the spine is almost always playing a part in wellness.

The digestive system and the spinal column

The digestive system is a critical part of our bodies. It converts food into nutrients necessary for the body to function and moves waste out of the body. When it malfunctions, it can cause havoc for your general wellbeing.

The connection between the digestive system and the spinal column lies in the nervous system. This is because of the role the spine plays in relaying nerve signals from the brain through the spine to the rest of the body. A subluxation in T6, a vertebra in the thoracic spine (middle back), may affect how quickly you digest food and cause heartburn. Stress on the nerves in the L1 vertebrae may result in constipation.

Depending on what vertebrae is out of place and which nerves are affected, your body may encounter a number of digestive problems, including:

  • GERD;
  • IBS;
  • General abdominal discomfort;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Heartburn;
  • Constipation.

Putting everything back in place

Chiropractic is frequently an effective treatment for digestive issues because spinal adjustments effectively rid your body of subluxations. By readjusting the spine, compressed nerves can be corrected and nerve signals may begin to flow properly again. This allows your digestive system to function normally.

Your chiropractor can also be a partner in establishing healthy routines, including adopting a nutritious diet and engaging in regular, low-impact exercise. These lifestyle changes can be key to addressing everything from IBS to chronic stomach pain. These changes could also help you maintain a well-aligned spine, supporting long-term nervous system health.

It’s easy to think that digestive system problems are solely rooted in the stomach or intestines. But, thanks to the interconnectedness of the body, that’s not always the case. Your spine contains the key to many health conditions and could be at the root of chronic stomach woes.

The team at Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas, NV is may be able to help you surmount ongoing stomach issues by carefully assessing your spine health. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll help you learn more about how the spine plays a role in your digestive wellness and how our Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach works to address the wellness of the body as a whole.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.