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Poor Digestion Treatment in Cobourg

gut health drawing overlayPoor digestion means your colon is not properly digesting your food to absorb the appropriate nutrients and water. When this occurs, it can cause blockages and impact healthy eliminations. Warning signs can include bad breath, low energy, difficulty concentrating, bloating, pain, and discomfort.

What Are the Symptoms?

There are many types of digestive issues, including some degree of the following:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Acid reflux
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea or constipation
There is often discomfort or unease associated with these issues as you don’t know when you will have to deal with them. Other health problems can also arise from poor digestion, including weight gain, fatigue, and skin problems.

What Are the Causes?

Deficient digestion has many causes, but one often noted is poor spinal alignment. This causes nerves to be stressed, and they are not able to transmit appropriate information to their destination, in this case, the digestive system. The nerves specifically affecting digestion are in the thoracic and lumbar regions, and these are areas commonly treated by chiropractors.

Our Approach

The goal of chiropractic adjustments is to improve the alignment of the spine; working in specific areas can greatly help ease discomfort and improve digestion. These would be adjustments focused primarily on the lower region of the spine. Adjustments also work on the muscles and connective tissues, which play a role in the digestive system.

Our Intake Process

You will begin by filling out an intake sheet detailing your concerns. You will then go through a thorough history process with one of our doctors, where we will go into further detail about what you are experiencing.

In the physical exam, the specific focus will be to assess spinal alignment, noting areas that are misaligned and need to be balanced, as well as pain levels and functionality. We will send you out for any further tests as needed and then will take you through a report of findings to understand fully what is occurring in your health and how we plan to help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Could my digestive issues and back pain be connected?

Yes, if you are experiencing digestive issues and back pain, it may mean that the nerves coming out of your spine are affected, and your spinal alignment needs to improve.

Is it possible that my digestive issues are about more than just diet?

Yes. There are many different factors affecting how your body is able to digest food. Looking at all of the different possibilities is important.

Book Your Visit Today

If you’re experiencing digestive distress, our team is here to help. Contact Herron Family Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.


Poor Digestion Treatment Cobourg, Port Hope ON | (905) 377-0555