Emotional stress may cause digestion problems.
It's very obvious that when we are stressed, it affects our posture and our facial expression. This is a result of changes to muscle tone in our body. So, what does stress have to do with digestion? Well, our digestion system is mostly made of smooth muscles. The same way that stress can affect muscle tone in the musculoskeletal system, it will effect the tone of our gastrointestinal system.
Our gastrointestinal system moves by methodical and sequential contraction in a timely fashion (peristalsis moment). See the video below. This is how food moves in our intestines. In same way stress changes our posture by effecting our muscle tones, it will also interfere with our gastrointestinal system. In chiropractic we call that an emotional subluxation. A chiropractic adjustment may help in some cases, but in severe cases you may need to see a naturopath or acupuncturist.
If you are having digestive issues, chiropractic may help. Call us today to make an appointment. 818-831-0100.
Dr, Masoud Shamaeizadeh of Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, Northridge has experience with treating digestive issues with chiropractic adjustments as well as nutritional coaching.