Acid reflux syndrome, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),occurs when the stomach acids advance up into the esophagus due to the valve that divides the stomach contents from the esophagus is not working correctly.
At the beginning of your stomach there is a valve, which is a circle of muscle known as the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Typically, the LES shuts as right when food travels through it. If the LES has troubles closing all the way or if it opens too much, acid made in the stomach can travel up into your esophagus. This can lead to symptoms such as heartburn. If are experiencing acid reflux symptomsmore than two times per week, you have acid reflux disease.
At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients suffering from numerous symptoms and conditions, and educating patients how to manage it. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your pain and gain symptom relief.
Causes of Acid Reflux Disease
A well known cause of acid reflux disease is a stomach dysfunction known as a hiatal hernia. This develops when the upper region of the stomach and LES shift above the diaphragm, which is a muscle that divides your stomach from your chest. Typically, the diaphragm attempts to keep acid in your stomach. But if you develop a hiatal hernia, acid can shift up into your esophagus and cause symptoms of acid reflux disease.
Some other well known risk factors for acid reflux disease are:
- Eating big meals or lying down right after a meal
- Being overweight or obese
- Eating a big meal and lying on your back or bending over at the waist
- Snacking close to bedtime
- Eating specific foods, such as citrus, tomato, chocolate, mint, garlic, onions, or spicy or fatty foods
- Drinking carbonated beverages, alcohol, coffee, or tea
- Being pregnant
- Taking aspirin, ibuprofen, specific muscle relaxers, or blood pressure medications
Symptoms of Acid Reflux Disease
Some well known symptoms of acid reflux include:
- Regurgitation (a backup of sour or bitter-tasting acid into your throat or mouth)
Some other symptoms of acid reflux disease are:
- Bloody or black stools or bloody vomiting
- Hiccups that do not stop
- Unintended weight loss
- Wheezing, dry cough, hoarseness, or chronic sore throat
Holistic Treatment options
AdvaCare Clinics is an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) that integrates Chiropractic, Medical procedures and Physical therapy for your best results and outcomes. We have a team that is specialized in the health care professional field whose passion is to treat pain and improve function in patients with different medical conditions and issues to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life.
Some of the holistic treatment options we offer are:
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Neuromuscular Education
- Myofascial Release
- Joint Mobilization
- Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim)
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Strain-counterstrain (SCS)
- Muscle Release Technique (MRT)
- Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
- Infrared Therapy
- Cold and Class 4 therapeutic laser
- Gait Training
- Kinesio Taping
- Iontophoresis Therapy
- Custom Orthotics (arch supports)
- VQ Orthocare (Bionicare knee Tx.)
- And many more…
We have over 34 years of experience in treating patients with natural therapies and procedures that can help people deal with acid reflux syndrome. With our latest technology and equipment, Dr. Dennis Lenselink DC, Dr. Biel, MD, and Physical Therapist Michael Wilkes , we can help .
Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.