What is a Hiatal Hernia?

The hiatus is a section of the digestive system through which food passes into the stomach. The successful functioning of the hiatus depends on how well the diaphragm muscles move to enable the passage of food. If there is a problem with these muscles, a part of the stomach may push up into the chest cavity. This problem is called a Hiatal hernia, which our chiropractor at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Chesapeake knows how to treat.


Symptoms of a Hiatal hernia

The symptoms of a Hiatal hernia are barely noticeable and mimic those of other diseases. It is recommended that you seek medical assistance once you see the following symptoms:

  • Stomach pain
  • Intense heartburn
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Food regurgitation
  • Problems swallowing
  • A dry cough
  • Bad breath

How Chiropractic Care Helps

Chiropractic care is one of the most recommended means of treating Hiatal hernias. Our chiropractor is committed to addressing your Hiatal hernia by identifying the root source of your problem. Once our chiropractor diagnosed the source of the problem, we will embark on correcting the situation by easing back the hernia in place, relieving pressure or discomfort, and even preventing it in the future.

Why Choose Chiropractic?

Most doctors recommend having surgery to correct a Hiatal hernia. But, there are other ways to correct the issue, and chiropractic is one of them. This method of treatment is non-invasive, meaning you don’t need to go under the knife to address your Hiatal hernia or take time off to fully recover.

Additionally, no drugs are involved during chiropractic treatment. Using prescription medicine only hides the problem and doesn’t help your body in the long run. Chiropractic is natural and known to correct many issues like a Hiatal hernia without you having to worry about the side-effects of traditional medicine has.

Chiropractic is a long-term solution. Unlike other procedures, chiropractic minimizes the risk of having the same injury or condition twice. Chiropractic is the answer to effectively treating your Hiatal hernia.

Where to Get Help?

Are you looking for a way to handle your Hiatal hernia? We have a team committed to using the safest and most effective procedures to help you through the situation. Schedule an appointment today at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Chesapeake by calling us at (757) 547-4325. For your convenience, you can also book an appointment here.


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