Chiropractic Care For Alleviating Digestive Issues

Zenaptic Chiropractic provides chiropractic care for digestive issues. Located in Vancouver, Washingon near Andresen and Fourth Plain Blvd, we offer a free consultation. Simply call our office to setup your visit.

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Dr. Troy here, the digestive improvement chiropractor at Zenaptic Chiropractic.

I am happy to help people with digestive issues. One of the things we see that is very common and chiropractic is successful with is acid reflux. We also help with constipation and diarrhea issues, those things can be related to a chiropractic problem; irritable bowel, colic, Crohn’s disease. These things can be improved potentially with chiropractic care.

I want to explain how. We know the digestive system, the colon, the small intestine, the stomach is all controlled from your squash, from your brain. There is a direct line, the vagus nerve, which comes up the cervical, if that is interfered with due to vertebral misalignment it can interfere with that brain stem and you can get things like acid reflux.

I’ve had a patient tell me that the only thing that can help her acid reflux is to get adjusted. The only way to know is to get checked. How do we check you? We do an examination to determine is your spine out of alignment. We take specific digital x-rays to see if there’s a misalignment in there and then we let you know.

One of the other great things we found for digestion and other things is called wuji chlorella. It’s a whole food, multivitamin, amazing product. If there was one product that we would tell you to get on it would be wuji chlorella. It helps improve your digestion, we’ve also seen it help with blood sugar issues and cholesterol issues.

One of the main things it has, it’s called the growth factor. It helps your RNA and DNA repair faster. If you have womb healing, digestive issues this actually makes the flora in your stomach four times more effective. It’s an amazing product, I can’t say enough about it.

You combine chlorella with spinal adjustments to get the nerve system working and we get the body back on track. That little purple pill, Nexium doesn’t correct anything. We want to see what’s causing your body not to function right and we always stay in chiropractic land especially with digestion, all movement is good movement. Now that we are talking about digestive complaints, even a bowel movement.

This is Dr. Troy. If you have any digestive issues come see us, we would be happy to check you. We have a no charge consultation. Dr. Troy, the Zenaptic chiropractor.

Stomach Indigestion Case Study


When I originally came to Zenapic I came here for cervical neck protrusion, nerves, and the c5, c6, also came here hoping to get some kind of relief for the stomach indigestion, problems I was having with the stomach. I’m currently on a couple of medications.

That’s an interesting kind of problem, the stomach. Is the chiropractic treatment helping?

It’s actually helped more than I thought it would. It hasn’t alleviated the problem but it’s definitely helped, I’ve seen a lot of benefits coming here getting the treatments.  I’ve been getting the traction, the adjustments from the doctors, it’s really worked out where I was able to wing myself off of multiple medications that I was taking prior to starting the program.

That’s great news! What would you tell your friends about chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care, I feel even in the insurance industry as far as the insurance side of just paying for chiropractic I feel is just a very undervalued practice. I got routes from Iowa and that’s actually where the founding fathers of chiropractic came out of and so all my family on that side out there just swears by it; grandparents those type of people that grew up when chiropractic was in its explosion stage really. I saw the value and  I personally would recommend it to anybody that has the option because it’s gonna do things that some of the other treatments out there won’t do or it’ll prevent you from having to do some of those treatments. I was faced with the opportunity to basically go in and have a neck epidural done where they stick a needle through your neck and go through and put a steroid antibiotic a type of an ointment on it. Basically, coming to a chiropractor actually was able to buy myself time to where I didn’t have to do that and so it’s just it’s an awesome option versus doing a lot of Western medicine which is  just all about giving you a pill or sticking you with the needle, this and that and it’s a great compliment to any practice or program that you’ve got for yourself.

Yeah, great, much more natural treatment?


More Information On Digestion And Chiropractic Care

xray image of digestive trackMany Americans, including adults and children suffer from various digestive problems. Doctors generally use medication to treat these issues. Unfortunately, drugs are not always successful at fixing these types of disorders. Doctors who specialize in the field of chiropractic care believe that the nervous system is an important component of a person’s overall health.

This primary form of treatment deals with spinal manipulation. Even though these specialists are effective at treating spinal problems, they are also efficient at remedying non-spinal issues as well.

Often, when a chiropractor treats an individual for back problems, the digestive issues are also improved. Hence, gastrointestinal disorders are treatable using chiropractic methods.

What Does the Nervous System Have To Do With The Digestive System?

A person’s nervous system plays an integral role in his or her digestive system. It controls the gastrointestinal functions from various regions inside of the body; it runs major organs that control digestion and different function that stimulate this process.

If an individual’s spine becomes misaligned in any of the regions around the nervous system, the digestive system can become compromised and this can alter neurological responses as well.

The Link Between Digestive Disorders and the Nervous System

There is a strong link between digestive disorders and the nervous system because spinal misalignments interfere with gastric functions and disrupts digestion. Many organs inside of our body are involved in the complex process. It is crucial that doctors develop different ways to treat these gastrointestinal problems because medications are only a temporary fix.

There are nerves in the chest and abdominal regions of the spine that control digestion. When the vertebrae in these two regions get out of alignment, the nerves can become irritated. This irritation causes disturbances, which makes the nerves send abnormal signals to the stomach and intestines. In turn, it leads to gastric disorders such as acid reflux, heartburn, excess gas, and bloating.

Most digestive problems occur in the stomach, gall bladder, large intestine, small intestine, liver, and pancreas. All of these organs are connected to two distinct nervous systems within the human body – the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. They both control digestion by sending signals to the organs and returning the signals to the afferent pathway.

If an organ is impaired, it may receive excess signals from the spine and brain. These nerve sensations can cause discomfort and pain in an organ. When an organ has a decreased ability to function, an inhibitory action takes place.  

Chiropractic care can enhance the functions of a person’s immune system and nervous system without the harmful side effects of medication.

Many patients who have digestive issues have common patterns of spinal misalignments and distortions. Doctors understand how gastric diseases and problems can affect an individual’s quality of life and physical strength, which can cause autonomic imbalances and immune deficiencies.

Unfortunately, these types of ailments can negatively impact an individual personally and professionally, such as lowering job productivity and degrading his or her social well-being.

Why Try a Natural Remedy Instead of Conventional Methods?

Americans spend approximately $80 billion dollars each year on medication to relieve their gastrointestinal issues such as acid reflux, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, constipation, gas, diarrhea, and other stomach problems. Many people feel that the medicines they are taking are not producing enough positive results. These types of symptoms are becoming more widespread and common in our day and time.

Studies have shown how successful chiropractic care has been in helping with digestive issues. Furthermore, it has proved to be a powerful remedy to this modern pandemic. Chiropractic Spinal adjustments do not require any prescription drugs and it is a natural way to reduce or relieve people’s gastric problems and symptoms.

How Can Chiropractic Help You?

A chiropractor may be able to help improve your gastrointestinal conditions. This specialist will search for regions in the back where spinal misalignments are located. Then he will make specific adjustments to these subluxations.

This means these altered regions will be realigned, so the nerve supply will be restored to the impaired organs. Spinal adjustments can help increase the body’s natural ability to heal, which will help improve organ function and a person’s quality of life.

Science and research have shown how chiropractic adjustments are effective at restoring optimal body functions in adults and children with digestive disturbances. Thus, people who may have subluxations or misalignments in certain areas of their spine may experience digestive problems and impaired organ function in the digestive system.

Some people have experienced immediate relief from their gastric disorders after a spinal adjustment. Therefore, individuals that seek chiropractic care can help establish a more natural rhythm of comfort to their bodies.

Things to Remember

In the world today, people are constantly on the run to school and work. Digestive issues are becoming very commonplace in society. Americans do not take the time to eat right, rest, and get exercise. Remember that all of these determinants can result in gastrointestinal disorders.

Over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs do not permanently relieve gastric symptoms and they do not get down to the root cause of these problems. Taking medicines every day can feel like a process that will never end.

Medications only provide a temporary fix or solution, which can lead to more gastrointestinal flare ups. You have to work hard to break your poor eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle.

When a chiropractor realigns the spine, this helps the attach muscles and your nerves release tension. By alleviating this tension on the nerves and muscles in the chest and abdomen, it can reduce digestive issues.  Chiropractic care can provide you with a natural and effective way to solve your digestive disorders and stop them from reoccurring again.

Gastrointestinal Problems After Chiropractic Care

Once a patient goes through a series of chiropractic adjustments, he or she may start to experience relief from their gastrointestinal disorders. This natural remedy can help a person make many improvements in his or her quality of life. Medications only mask gastric issues and do not actually solve them. You must also make changes in your eating habits, try to exercise on a regular basis and get sufficient sleep, which are important components in enhancing one’s overall wellbeing. This means an individual must make use of chiropractic care along with a combination of these lifestyle changes to achieve optimal results.

Next Steps

Chiropractic care for your digestive issues is just a phone call away! Dr. Troy Dreiling offers a free consultation, so you can understand exactly how your problems will be treated. Call the clinic to schedule your consultation or use our handy online form to request an appointment.