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Posted on 05-29-2016

The Hiatal hernia occurs when the lower end of the esophagus, passing through the diaphragm, and the diaphragm trap the upper tissue of the stomach. As this happens repeatedly the space widens causing more severe symptoms. The trapped tissue causes upper abdominal pain. The tissue can become ischemic increasing the symptoms and becomes emergent. Unrelenting upper abdominal pain at the level of the diaphragm with anxiety, panic and the inability to consume appropriate quantities of food are often reported. Heartburn and fatigue are also common.

Chiropractic adjustment followed with special exercise is the most effective treatment because the goal is to release the stomach tissue and then to prevent recurrence. The procedure only takes a few minutes and it is straightforward to learn a few techniques that one can perform at home.

Diaphragmatic muscle strength is very important because it is the muscle that supplies air to the lungs. The stomach muscle communicates with the Solar Plexus which is a large nerve center placed just below the diaphragm on the inside back wall of the body. The Solar Plexus collects all nerve signals from the entire gut. Pain messages from the Solar Plexus to the brain causes anxiety.

That is the explanation for the onset of anxiety and panic and the instantaneous relief of these symptoms after the procedure which releases the stomach tissue.

Sixty percent of those over fifty years old experience the symptoms of Hiatal Hernia. The younger age groups are similar but the symptoms are less pronounced because the trapped tissue has not yet caused widening of the opening. Contact a friendly chiropractor and regain your total body health.

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