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Gainesville Chiropractic Treatment for Digestion

Alleviate Digestive Issues with Chiropractic Care

When people consider going to a chiropractor they usually go for issues such as back or neck pain. However, chiropractic is much more diverse and can address health issues beyond just musculoskeletal pains. Chiropractic treatment can be an effective method for treating chronic digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and heartburn as well as the symptoms that come with such disorders. Digestive issues are becoming quite common in people of all ages and medications don’t seem to be fully effective. They temporarily relieve symptoms but don’t address the root of the problem and a constant intake of medications can severely harm your organs and bodily processes. Chiropractic treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t require the ingestion of medication to address the digestive issues you are experiencing. For chiropractic treatment in Gainesville, FL, that is a safe and effective alternative for treating digestive issues, visit Tucker Chiropractic.


Chiropractic treatment focuses on treating and improving function of the nervous system. The spinal cord, along with the brain, makes up the central nervous system which is why the back and spine are often the primary focal points in chiropractic treatments. The nervous system is responsible for carrying messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body making movement possible. It controls most functions of the body including organ functions such as digestion. The digestive system is linked to the nervous system and any interruptions to the electrical impulses and neurotransmitters connecting them can lead to digestive issues. For example, the nerves in the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine play a major role in the rate the body digests food. Interference with these nerves could severely affect the pace at which the digestive organs perform.

Chiropractic treatment adjusts subluxations in the spine, these are the minor misalignments that interfere with nerve communication. A chiropractor in Gainesville, FL, such as Dr. Tucker, will find the subluxations through consultation and physical examination, and then gently and safely correct them by guiding your vertebrae back into their proper places. This will allow the nervous system to function at peak efficiency and in turn the digestive system. As the digestive system begins to function properly, symptoms such as bloating and gastronomical pains will also subside.


While digestive issues are most commonly seen in middle aged men, they can occur to anyone at any age. Even infants are prone to digestive issues such as constipation and infrequent bowel movements. Many people, however, are afraid or uncomfortable with the popping and cracking often associated with chiropractic and thus do not seek out chiropractic treatment to correct their ailments despite it being a safe and effective alternative method of treatment. Our Gainesville chiropractor is trained in the activator method, which uses a handheld device to target specific areas with a high-speed, low-displacement pulse. The result is treatment to the exact location of the issue without any brink movements that result in cracking and popping. This method allows Dr. Tucker to treat people of all ages from infants to elderly adults.

Family Chiropractic Care in Gainesville, FL

Chiropractic treatment is effective at improving digestive issues because it targets the root cause and doesn’t just mask the symptoms like medications do. After a few sessions with a chiropractor, you may find that your digestive system is working the way it hadn’t in a long time and that your symptoms are gone. Dr. Tucker is a chiropractor Gainesville, FL, residents trust to treat their digestive issues. Contact Tucker Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.