Our overall health is affected by a variety of different factors. This is why it is so important to find the root cause when you are dealing with any type of health concern. While you may feel symptoms in one area of your body, they could be caused by a dysfunction in a completely different part of your body. This is why more holistic approaches towards medical treatments are becoming more popular throughout the United States.
Both patients and doctors are starting to understand that different parts of the human body work together in a synergistic manner, and the illnesses that affect us should be treated with that in mind. We should always be looking for the root cause of any medical problem that we suffer from so that we can find and use the most permanent and effective treatment possible.
Are you suffering from any type of digestive issue? Well, there is no need to feel any shame about it; millions of Americans suffer from some type of stomach problem. But just because these types of problems are so common, that doesn’t make them something that should be ignored. Obviously, stomach problems can be very uncomfortable and even sometimes very painful in their own right. They can also be quite embarrassing as well!
Stomach issues can be an indication that there are other ailments plaguing the body in another (almost unrelated) area. When people are dealing with nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, or any other stomach problem, they almost always think the problem is isolated to their digestive system. However, this is not always the case. As a matter of fact, one of the most common areas that can cause stomach issues is the back.
We will discuss how back pain can cause stomach problems below.
The back is a critical part of the human body. The back is so important because it is the home of your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is tasked with distributing nerve signals from the brain to the body and back again. In essence, your spinal cord is the control panel of your entire central nervous system. So any problems in your back can cause auxiliary issues in other parts of the body. These injuries can certainly manifest themselves as problems in your gut.
The most common back injuries are herniated discs, disc compression, and/or strained ligaments. They can occur by slight yet repeated damage over a long period of time or in an instant, due to an unforeseen injury. The lower back, also known as the lumbar spine, is particularly vulnerable to injury. The lower back is also one of the most important parts of your body for proper nerve function. Any type of biomechanical injury to the lumbar spine has the potential to affect your stomach and other parts of your digestive tract because many of the nerves that control and monitor the digestive system are located here.
Any damage to the spine, especially in the lumbar spine area, can cause faulty signals that make your body feel discomfort in the gut area. This is where the help of the right chiropractor can come in handy. A qualified chiropractor will put you through a full body examination to find the root cause of your digestion issues. If they determine that these issues are caused by a spinal cord issue, a chiropractor is the best option to realign your spine to correct your stomach issues in a natural, non-invasive manner.
The first thing to do if you are suffering from stomach problems is to get it diagnosed correctly. Feel free to contact us at Fix24 Joint Biomechanics to get checked out! We are an experienced chiropractic office in the Valley, and it would be a pleasure to help you heal in a holistic, natural way at your convenience.