Can Chiropractic Treatments Ease Digestive Disorders?

Many people think of chiropractors as just back and neck doctors. Did you know regular adjustments can benefit your entire body? Chiropractors such as Dr. Chris McNeil focus on treating the spine, which is essential to the function of the central nervous system, which is responsible for every function in your body, including digestion. By improving the health of your central nervous system, you enable your digestive system to work better. Regular chiropractic treatments have been shown to relieve stomach pain, acid reflux, constipation and other digestive disorders.

How is my spine alignment related to my digestive tract?
If the vertebrae in the spine are improperly aligned, it can cause a misfire in the signals going to the nerves of the digestive system. The result can be many common digestive disorders, such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea and more.

Will having a back adjustment repair my chronic stomach issues?
With regular chiropractic adjustments, your body can restore nerve connections and communication to ideal levels. This can improve digestion and eliminate or reduce conditions like irregularity, nausea, general discomfort and more.

Is my back pain the reason for my stomach pain?
There are many reasons to have spinal pain and abdominal pain, including overeating, eating fatty foods and more serious concerns like autoimmune disorders and cancer. Misalignments in your spine certainly can lead to stomach pain. Most simultaneous occurrences of stomach and back pain are non-threatening and can be naturally remediated. Chiropractic treatment is a natural, holistic treatment that does not use medication. If the pain often recurs or does not subside, you should see your general practitioner for further evaluation.

Contact Macomb Township Chiropractic today to improve your digestive function naturally through all-natural chiropractic treatment.


Dr. Chris Mcneil

Dr. Chris McNeil specializes in Chiropractic Rehab and Disc Decompression Therapy. He is the first Chiropractor in Michigan to be certified in the Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique of posture & spinal rehabilitation. CBP is the chiropractic technique with the most research studies published in medical and chiropractic journals, so it is the most scientific and specific of all the chiropractic techniques. Dr. Chris is also certified in the Kennedy disc decompression therapy technique for the treatment of bulging, herniated or degenerated discs.
Growing up in Metro Detroit Michigan in a medical family, with both his mother and father working as registered nurses, Dr. Chris always knew he wanted to go into the medical profession. After recovering from a severe auto accident while he was in high school, in which he fractured both of his arms, several fingers and his leg, and had to undergo extensive surgeries and physical therapy. That is when Dr. Chris decided to go to Wayne State University to become a physical therapist.
At the same time Dr. Chris was going to Wayne State University to become a physical therapist he was introduced to chiropractic care by a high school friend who was going to Life University to become a chiropractor.  Since starting under chiropractic care, the chronic sinus infections he used to experience on a monthly basis now happen rarely, and at that time he became a chiropractic believer and converted. That’s when he changed his college major from physical therapy to chiropractic.
Dr. Chris graduated from Life University in Marietta Georgia in 2002 and has dedicated his life to helping the people of Macomb County Michigan achieve natural and safe health and healing through chiropractic rehab and disc decompression therapy.