Circulation, a journal produced by the American Heart Association, has recently reported on drugs that are regularly given to treat acid reflux. It points out that these drugs, called protein pump inhibitors, cause a person’s blood vessels to constrict and, if taken often, can lead to a high blood pressure and can weaken the heart. Such over-the-counter drugs as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid are included.
Out of every fourteen people living in the USA, one of them takes these drugs. Sales of these drugs in 2009 got as high as thirteen million dollars! They fall at number three on the list of most-taken drugs in America. Sometimes they are necessary, as they do treat a number of ailments. But what if there were a more natural option?
What Causes Acid Reflux?
Some research done reveals that head and neck trauma, due to accidents, birth trauma in children, falling, and sports injuries, can actually be the root cause of acid reflux. A misalignment in the upper part of the neck can be hindering communication between the brain and the nervous system. Nerve supply to the lower esophageal sphincter muscle can be less than needed for it to function properly. This causes acid reflux. Other problems that can be caused by an upper cervical misalignment are such things as ear infections, torticollis, colic, scoliosis, and a number of other conditions. Dr. Godfrey Gutmann began researching such things back in the 1960’s. His theories still hold true today.
Who Can Help?
Because of Dr. Gutmann’s research, upper cervical chiropractors see the importance of the health of the upper spine. Dr. Kerry Johnson of Apple Valley, Minnesota is an upper cervical chiropractor who is specially trained to detect and correct misalignments in the upper bones of the vertebrae. Once this is corrected, many health problems begin to heal themselves, including acid reflux. This can be done without the use of problem causing medications.
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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com