Hiatal Hernia Treatment in Houston

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Your Houston Chiropractor Dr. Gregory Johnson Treats Hiatal Hernia on Brooke Adams Miss Tessmacher

This video shows how to treat acid reflux and hiatal hernia on Brooke by realigning her rib cage and Thoracic Spine Vertebral Subluxations.

Your Houston Chiropractor Dr. Johnson has been providing treatment and natural pain relief from hiatal hernia in Houston for decades. His highly-experienced team at the Advanced Chiropractic Relief in Houston, TX provides holistic approach to hiatal hernia treatment.

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Get Natural Pain Relief from Hiatal Hernia with Safe and Holistic Chiropractic Care

Learn about Hiatal Hernia and how renowned Houston Chiropractor, Dr. Gregory Johnson, of the Advanced Chiropractic Relief in Houston, Texas, has decades of experience and expertise in all natural and non-surgical chiropractic treatment helping patients with Hiatal Hernia.

What is Hiatal Hernia?

Hiatal Hernia is a health condition where part of the stomach protrudes up into the chest area,(Upper Cavity) through a small opening, called the esophageal hiatus, in the diaphragm dome muscle. Esophagus is the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. When a part of the stomach pushes up through the weakened hiatus(opening), it leads to painful problems such as acid reflux, also known as heartburn.

Causes of Hiatal Hernia

Causes of Hiatal Hernia are not known, but weakened diaphragm muscle is known to be one of the main reasons. The underlying cause of this weakness is due to misalignment of the thoracic spine vertebrae with the rib cage which is the attachment for the diaphragm which when weakened lets the stomach slip up through the diaphragm allowing acid to be released in the esophagus (acid reflux). Dr. Johnson corrects the underlying cause of this weakness by putting the thoracic spine vertebrae back in place with the rib cage thereby strengthening the diaphragm muscle keeping the acid in the stomach rather than letting the acid to be secreted in the esophagus (acid reflux or heartburn). There are people who are also born with weak diaphragm muscle and some children are born with the condition called colitis. Then, there are some people who suffer from Hiatal Hernia as a result of an injury to the mid back and rib cage which weakens the diaphragm or stomach area. Pregnancy can also exacerbate Hiatal Hernia.

Who Suffers from Hiatal Hernia?

Hiatal hernia is a very common condition and usually occurs in women and older adults aged 40 or older. Studies have revealed that by age 60, up to 60 percent of individuals may suffer from Hiatal Hernia.

Symptoms of Hiatal Hernia

A very common symptom of Hiatal Hernia is pain in the sternal region due to ribs being misaligned with the thoracic vertebrae and causing heartburn that usually occurs after consuming a food at any time of the day or night especially a few hours before sleep. Chest pain, hiccups, belching, stomach pain, sub-sternal pain, chest pain or a full, bloated feeling causing discomfort in the abdomen just under the sternum. More serious and more painful symptoms include severe acid reflux or heartburn, which is traditionally treated with over the counter antacids prescription medications and even surgery. The specific technique that Dr. Johnson has developed over his 34 years of experience and expertise as well as having suffered from severe Hiatal Hernia himself helps people avoid the more invasive orthodox medical treatment for this very painful and life altering condition has change many peoples lives around the world who have suffered for years even taking the medications and even surgery available in today’s medical model. You can watch how Dr. Johnson has treated people with severe Acid Reflux/Hiatal Hernia/GERD on his popular YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedhoustonchiro. If symptoms persists and are left untreated, this acid reflux may cause esophagitis, an inflammation that may damage the tissues of the esophagus even leading to esophageal cancer.

More severe symptoms of Hiatal Hernia include difficulty swallowing, full feeling all the time, vomiting blood and/or acid, dark stool, heart palpitations or increased heartbeat, dizziness or light headedness, coughing and fever and shortness of breath. In case you feel these symptoms, please seek immediate medical help. In case of severe chronic cases of untreated or undiagnosed Hiatal Hernia, Chiropractic Care may not be sufficient and surgical treatment may be needed to prevent death.

Self-Help Care for Symptoms of Hiatal Hernia

For temporary relief from painful symptoms of Hiatal Hernia, avoid eating four hours before sleeping at night and to lay flat on the back with the legs elevated and the head flat on the bed contrary to popular belief or orthodox medical advice. Also, eating a healthy portion will help prevent some of the symptoms of Hiatal Hernia.

Chiropractic Treatment for Hiatal Hernia

Initial chiropractic treatment involves determining if there is any structural deviations of the thoracic spine vertebrae and/or rib cage misalignment that can adversely affect the function of the nerves in the thoracic spine region that supplies the diaphragm, esophagus and/or stomach region via the sympathetic nerves that exit the thoracic spine region which is part of the autonomic nervous system that’s being impeded by the Vertebral Subluxation (misalignment of Vertebrae causing nervous system dysfunction). If Dr. Johnson finds any Vertebral Subluxations in the thoracic spine region with the rib cage causing nerve interference in the celiac plexus (stomach), he will plan for chiropractic care that will correct, remove or manage the nerve interference or remove any nerve impedance. There are specific chiropractic maneuvers that Dr. Johnson uses to manually correct the herniated stomach back to its normal location. Through holistic, gentle and non-invasive chiropractic care, patients can avoid the costly and risky surgical intervention and medications that only provides temporary pain relief without addressing the cause of Hiatal Hernia. After completing the chiropractic adjustments for Hiatal Hernia, Dr. Johnson will provide proper treatment and exercises to help strengthen the diaphragm and abdominal muscles to keep the Hiatal Hernia from re-occurring and will show your loved one how to pull the stomach back down into the lower cavity when they come to Advanced Chiropractic Relief.

Suffering from Hiatal Hernia? We Can Help!

If you or someone you know is suffering from Hiatal Hernia, GERD or Acid Reflux, visit Advanced Chiropractic Relief, leading Chiropractic center in Houston, Texas, to find out if chiropractic treatment is right for you. Dr. Gregory Johnson, your Houston Chiropractor, has decades of experience and expertise in providing safe, effective and all natural chiropractic treatment. Call Advanced Chiropractic Relief at 281-405-2611 or click on Contact Us to schedule a Hiatal Hernia consultation at Advanced Chiropractic Relief.

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