A peptic ulcer is a sore that develops in the small intestines or lining of your stomach.  If an ulcer is in the small intestine, it is called a duodenal ulcer.  If it is found in the stomach, it is known as a gastric ulcer.  While ulcers are fairly common, they are known to cause significant pain, such as a dull or burning sensation between your chest and belly button. Ulcers are not life-threatening but can make you make you feel anxious or miserable and can also affect your sleep at night.  Usually the pain begins when you have an empty stomach.  Sometimes, snacking or eating can make it feel better, while other times, it can actually worsen symptoms.  Either way, ulcers can affect your ability to concentrate and perform daily tasks.  Unbeknownst to many, one safe and natural method for managing ulcers is chiropractic care.  While medications may also offer relief, they have risks such as harmful side effects that can do more harm than good.  With Charlotte chiropractic care, you can find relief naturally and safely, with no side effects.

What Causes Ulcers?

Bacteria can cause damage to the lining of the stomach, and that bacteria then allows acid and digestive juices to get through the lining and cause an ulcer to form.  Over the counter medicine such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen can also lead to ulcers as they can cause damage to the stomach lining over time.  Once damage has occurred, acids in the stomach find a way in to the infected areas and can lead to ulcers.

A Charlotte Chiropractor Can Help You Manage Ulcer Symptoms

For some types of ulcers, management of symptoms can be as simple as changing your diet, quitting smoking, or limiting your alcohol intake.  For others, more severe pain can lead to talks of surgery.  But before you consider an invasive procedure, consult with a Charlotte chiropractor.  Chiropractic care is known to treat the root cause of ulcer pain to alleviate symptoms altogether.  Spinal misalignments block nerve communication within the body which can lead to dysfunction, including dysfunction of the stomach and stomach lining.  Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic can remove spinal misalignments to restore proper nerve communication and relieve any signs of dysfunction within the body, such as ulcers. Not only will you experience ulcer relief after regular chiropractic care, but you will also notice improved digestion as well as overall health and wellness so you can feel your very best all the time. Charlotte chiropractic care can help your body rid itself of painful ulcers and can also keep you from developing new ulcers in the future.

Chiropractic Care Has Proven Effective

Studies prove that chiropractic care is incredibly effective in bringing about relief for ulcers.  In one study, 11 men and women with diagnosed ulcers, ages 18-44, began regular chiropractic care.  At the same time, 24 other individuals were treated for ulcers using medicines.  Not only did chiropractic care work for pain relief, but it also resulted in relief at least ten days sooner than those using other methods such as medication.

If ulcer pain has affected your life, then Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic can help.  Contact his office today to schedule a consultation and find relief from annoying and worrisome ulcer pain.

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