A hiatal hernia chiropractor can treat patients in a noninvasive, drug-free manner without having to perform surgery.
Despite this, many people are unaware they even have a hiatal hernia or don’t know that a specialized chiropractor could resolve their symptoms.
What is a Hiatal Hernia?
A Hiatal hernia occurs when the top part of the stomach is forced upwards through the diaphragm.
A small opening in the diaphragm (hiatus) allows you to pass your food tube (esophagus) into your stomach for digestion.
Heartburn can result from any size hiatal hernia, causing food and acid to back up in your esophagus. The most common treatment for this problem is to take antacids and other over-the-counter medications.
While these medications may provide fast temporary relief, they can lead to further problems and long-term consequences with chronic use.
H-2 Blockers (like Zantac, Tagamet, and Pepcid) and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like Prevacid, Prilosec, or Nexium – have been shown to have scary side effects which include:
- increase infections
- bone fractures
- promote bacterial overgrowth
- inhibit nutrient absorption (vitamins & minerals) – especially b12
- chronic low-stomach acid (hypocalcemia)
- electrolyte disturbance (hypomagnesemia)
- increase the risk of cancer and other serious chronic diseases.
In addition, surgery is the last resort, and it may last for only a short period.
hiatal hernia symptoms
A wide range of severity is associated with hiatal hernia symptoms, from mild unpleasant symptoms to severe, which are often clinically diagnosed and confirmed by a scope (endoscopy).
- Regurgitation of food or liquids into the mouth
- Backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus (acid reflux)
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chest or abdominal pain
- Feeling full soon after you eat
- Shortness of breath
- Vomiting of blood or passing of black stools, which may indicate gastrointestinal bleeding
What causes hiatal hernia?
The most common root cause of any hernia is weak muscles that fail to limit tissue movement.
Several possible causes of the condition have been identified, including injuries to the area, genetically large hiatuses, and persistent pressure on the area created by coughing, vomiting, straining during bowel movements and lifting heavy objects or weights.
Hiatal Hernia chiropractor in Columbus Ohio
Suppose you have a hiatal hernia or suffer from any associated unpleasant symptoms. In that case, we have several natural ways to help you.
The first is by using a specialized chiropractic technique for Hiatal hernias.
Some chiropractors, including those at Abundant You Chiropractic, are specially trained to treat Hiatal hernias with manipulation techniques.
Additionally, dietary and supplement options and lifestyle modifications can help restore your digestive system’s balance.
Ultimately, we can reduce or even eliminate the issues associated with Hiatal Hernia by reviewing your specific issues and developing a comprehensive program.
chiropractic Adjustment for hiatal hernia
A patient’s first step in adjusting for a hiatal hernia is to take a few deep breaths. When the patient is relaxed and ready, the chiropractor will place his fingers over the stomach as the patient inhales. On inhalation, both the diaphragm and stomach move down.
The chiropractor then gently pushes the stomach down (towards the feet) after placing his fingers around the stomach during the patient’s exhalation. This process is repeated 3-5 times or until the doctor hears the gargling of the stuck acid back into the stomach.
After just one treatment, the hiatal hernia adjustment can cause rapid relief in many individuals.
natural hiatal hernia treatment
In conclusion, heartburn and other digestive symptoms associated with a hiatal hernia are common in many people.
It is widespread for people to take masking medications daily. Natural remedies such as chiropractic care are available to address the causes of heartburn if you take antacids/medicines.
Suppose you are ready to see if a chiropractor specializing in hiatal hernia treatment can help you in Columbus, Ohio. Schedule a new patient consultation today!