Your Neck and Your Stomach

A recent conversation with one of our practice members occurred during their re-examination and the only thing that was persistent from their first examination to their most recent one was a major subluxation of the sixth bone down in their neck (known as C-6).

According to the nerve chart we use, C-6 is often associated with stomach issues and, when I explained this, for the first time this practice member explained about having digestive issues and a hiatal hernia.  This never came up during her initial evaluation because she thought that her care program was only about her back problems.

So, what all of you should know is that the health of the spine and spinal cord can have a significant impact on the health of digestion and absorption. The nerves that send signals to and from the organs of the digestive tract travel through the spinal cord. The healthier the physical body the healthier the nerve conduction and the better digestion and absorption is likely to be.  By the way, the other spinal area commonly associated with the stomach is in the mid-back area near the base of the shoulder blades.

Hiatal hernia, the elevation of the upper portion of the stomach above the diaphragm is associated with spinal subluxations in the lower thoracic spine.  Constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, and many other digestive symptoms often improve when spinal alignment, movement, and function are restored and maintained.

This is NOT a Political Endorsement BUT He Is Right:


“…the reason medical costs have skyrocketed is that individuals have stopped taking personal responsibility for their health care.”

-Ron Paul

The word to the wise today is to do three things:

  1. Take more personal responsibility for your health and health care.
  2. It’s never JUST A BACK problem as your nerves go to all parts of your body.
  3. Tell us what’s going on…even if it’s something you don’t think we can help!

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