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Chiropractic Adjustments For Better Gut Health in Boulder, CO

Chiropractic Adjustments For Better Gut Health | Chiropractor for Digestion in Boulder, CO

Hello, everyone. Dr. Duff here from TCB Chiropractic in Boulder, Colorado. Today, I want to discuss the connection between the nervous system and the digestive system, specifically focusing on neuro-digestive function and the crucial role of the vagus nerve.

The Vagus Nerve

The vagus nerve, also known as cranial nerve number 10, is often referred to as “the wanderer.” It holds the distinction of being the longest nerve in the body, extending from the brainstem down to the diaphragm and branching out to the digestive system. Despite its significance, the vagus nerve lacks extensive protection, making it susceptible to influences such as postural distortions or subluxations.


Postural issues, including forward head posture, can impact the tone of the vagus nerve. Given that 80% of gut signals are transmitted through the vagus nerve, disruptions in its function can significantly affect digestive processes. When the nerve is stretched or lacks the right tone, communication between the gut and the brain is compromised, leading to potential digestive difficulties.Forward head posture, where the head is positioned in front of the shoulders, plays a crucial role in affecting the vagus nerve. This posture stretches the nerve, impacting its thickness and tightness, hindering effective communication. Correcting forward head posture and addressing subluxations in the neck become essential in restoring normal function to the gut and digestive system.

Chiropractic Intervention

In our chiropractic office, we focus on adjustments, exercises, and traction to correct forward head posture and alleviate stress on the vagus nerve. Through these interventions, we aim to enhance overall digestion by improving the communication between the brain and the gut. To determine if forward head posture is affecting your digestive system and to what extent, an evaluation is crucial. Once identified, we can work on correcting these issues, allowing clearer communication from the brain to the gut and reducing digestive problems.

If you’re experiencing digestive difficulties or suspect issues related to the vagus nerve, consider seeking an evaluation to explore how chiropractic care can contribute to better overall digestion. Thank you for watching, and feel free to reach out for more information or to schedule an evaluation.

Terry Chiropractic Boulder

The team at TCB creates a smooth experience to hlep you identify your problems and create a solution to help you overcome any health struggles. The in depth examination, full spine analysis, use of radiographic imaging, and extensive treatment will help unleash the energy inside the body to heal and be happy.

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