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Chiropractic Care in Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a health condition in which the acid from the stomach leaks up into the gullet (oesophagus). The acid from the stomach irritates the esophagus and can lead to such things as severe discomfort and painful heartburn. If left untreated, damage can occur to the esophagus over time leading to more serious health conditions.
SYMPTOMS: Heartburn: this is the main symptom. This is a burning feeling which rises from the upper tummy (abdomen) or lower chest up towards the neck. Chest pain, which occurs because stomach acid is splashing into the esophagus, is a classic acid reflux symptom.Pain tends to be worse after a meal—especially a big meal—often means the stomach is overloaded and its contents have nowhere to go but up.A persistent cough, particularly at night sometimes occurs. This is due to the refluxed acid irritating the windpipe (trachea). Asthma symptoms of cough and wheeze can sometimes be due to acid leaking up (reflux).Nausea.…

CHIROPRACTIC CARE: WHIPLASH

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs to a person's neck due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck Most often occurs from motor vehicle accidents but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma. "Whiplash injury" is the term describes damage to both the soft tissues and bone structures, whilst "whiplash associated disorders" describes a more severe and chronic condition.
SYMPTOMS:
·Neck pain and stiffness ·Persistent Headache ·Lower back pain ·Muscle Spasm ·Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand ·Dizziness ·Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or blurred vision ·Difficulty concentrating or remembering ·Irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue ·Psychological and emotional symptoms, such as anxiety and depression


TREATMENTS:
Staying active Patients should not be afraid to move and be active. Staying active is one of the most important aspects of whiplash management, unless there is some serious injury that requires immobil…