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Digestive Disorder Treatment in West Omaha, NE. Chiropractor for Digestion Issues Near Me.

Digestive Disorder Treatment in West Omaha, NE

According to the National Institute of Health, 70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases, costing the US $100 billion in medical bills. Many digestive and gut health issues can be directly related to the types of food we eat, but our spine and nervous system health can also impact them.

When there is a spinal misalignment, the misaligned vertebra puts additional pressure on one or more nerves that exit between spinal bones. These nerves are the brain’s way of connecting with every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. Additional pressure on nerves causes communication issues between the brain and the organs and tissues of the body. Signals from the brain can be sped up, slowed down, or garbled so the whole message isn’t communicated clearly. Interrupting communication between the brain and the digestive system can result in a wide variety of gastrointestinal symptoms.

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Depending on your symptoms, you may be diagnosed with GERD, IBS, diverticulitis, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s Disease, or other conditions affecting the digestive system.

Not only does gut health impact digestion, but it is also responsible for 60-80% of our immune system. The National Health Institute links over 40 diseases to bacterial imbalances in the gut, including depression, arthritis, IBS, and cancer. If you have digestive problems of any kind, it is crucial to get checked by a chiropractor to ensure that the communication system between your gut and your brain is functioning properly.

How Our Digestive Disorder Care Plan Works

1. Be Heard
And Understood

Quality time with a health professional, so you can be truly heard and understood, isn’t all that common. We understand that. This is why, on your first visit​, you will meet with one of our doctors and share your health concerns and struggles so we can understand exactly why you are here and what you want to achieve. The doctor will determine what testing is necessary to find the source of your health concerns and answer the biggest question of all: Can Chiropractic Care Help?

2. Discover How We Can Help You

Every new patient should feel like they are making the right decision for their health. This is why our doctors explain what they are looking for in the testing, so our patients know exactly what is going on, instead of just being a bystander. We will share everything we discover from your testing and exams, including if we can help you. In the unfortunate event that we cannot help, our doctors will provide any additional resources they feel would be appropriate to assist you.

3. Achieve Your Health Goals Together

Whether you just want to be out of pain, or you want to get back to golfing without limitations, or you are desperate to get a restful night’s sleep, we will be with you every step of the way.  We’ll achieve your goal​s together.  Recommendations for care will always align with your health goals and what​ steps it will take to get there. We understand that your goals are only reached when both you and your doctor are in alignment with the plan to get you ​exactly where you want to be.

How We Treat Digestive Disorders in West Omaha, NE

Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

Digestive problems can be a complex matter, and if left unaddressed, can lead to serious health issues. When a new patient comes to Family First Chiropractic with digestive symptoms or other health conditions related to digestive problems, we look to determine the root cause of the symptoms and how those symptoms might impact the patient’s everyday life. The doctor will complete a full health history, comprehensive examinations, and any necessary X-rays or testing. This process will help the doctor determine if the nerve interference areas correlate to digestive function and create a plan to restore optimal nerve function.

After completing the examination and testing, the doctor will analyze all the findings to confirm the presence of misalignments, or subluxations, affecting the nervous system. After locating subluxations within the spine, the doctor can determine the best plan of action for correcting misalignments and alleviating excess pressure on the nerves. Restoring nerve function allows your body to heal and return to functioning optimally.

Specific Chiropractic Care Utilizing Gonstead Technique in West Omaha, NE

Our office utilizes the Gonstead Technique, which is very specific in addressing the correction of subluxations. The doctor will use five specific assessment criteria on every visit to determine what subluxations are present and how to address them.

  1. Visualization
  2. Instrumentation
  3. Static Palpation
  4. Motion Palpation
  5. X-ray Analysis

Subluxations irritate nerves, which then interferes with the communication from your brain to your body. Correcting subluxations takes pressure off the nerves, allowing the entire body, including the digestive system, to function better. Patients struggling with digestive problems often report improvements in other body systems as well once they begin a series of corrective chiropractic adjustments.

In addition to corrective adjustments, the doctors can provide nutritional guidance aimed at improving digestive symptoms. Depending on a patient’s specific digestive symptoms, we may recommend diet changes to help achieve better gut health. These may include adding specific foods or supplements or even eliminating foods or specific ingredients to promote optimal digestive functioning.

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Shannon Dunn
Shannon Dunn
Been coming here for a year and received the most kind, educated care. Not only has my life transformed from tangible results in my scoliosis via x-ray but it’s clear in my pain relief as a hair dresser! All the doctors and front desk are incredible. Thank you family first !
Tim Silke
Tim Silke
Best experience in Chiropractic treatment I’ve ever had in my 69 years. Highly recommend Family First to anyone seeking releif. Dr Jeremiah and team are the best!
Jen Nelson
Jen Nelson
I was having a lot of back pain from a fall. Dr Joel and the staff have been so kind and supportive. The workup and time spent with me on my first appointment was awesome. I know it will take some time, but after 2 adjustments I am feeling better.
Barbara Carlson
Barbara Carlson
I have been to a few different chiropractic in the Omaha area. I am so impressed with the long term view Family First takes with chiropractic treatment. A plan is made, explained and executed. Within a few short months I had noticable improvements in my ability to move and my posture! I look forward to my continuing journey with Family First.
Laerki Hitz
Laerki Hitz
Our six year old child had an almost permanent head ache she said she had a bolder in her neck that would not go away. After starting chiropractic treatment with Dr Jermiah. She stopped having head aches and was back to her happy self.
Dr Joel has helped me so much! Have been battling much pain since a Car accident in 2013 and he has helped me move my body and get back to the activities I love! The staff is great, the workshops are helpful, the environment is AMAZING! The best!
Kimberly Good
Kimberly Good
I never thought I would end up seeing a chiropractor, but when I tweaked my back and could not lift my leg or go up the stairs, my son encouraged me to see Dr. Jeremiah. He fixed me up within days! I also stopped getting daily headaches too which was amazing! I feel so much better and tell all my friends to come see Family First if they have issues!
Gabrielle Vescio
Gabrielle Vescio
When I first started going to FFC, I'll admit that I was skeptical...but I put my trust in Dr. Joel and Dr. Jeremiah, and I realized how important having proper alignment was to my health. I have struggled with migraines, stomach issues, lower back pain...all of it. I went through the process of aligning my back and I couldn't have done it without the help of FFC- all members of staff included. If you are seeking relief from subluxation, go see Dr Joel & Dr Jeremiah!! I hope they know they're changing lives out here 🙏
Sofiana Crandall
Sofiana Crandall
Dr Jeremiah is great!! I’ve been going for a month now and already feeling better day by day. I started taking my 2 year old and he LOVES IT! Everybody in the building is so welcoming and you feel right at home!!
Monica Long
Monica Long
All around great staff who truly care for your health.

Common Digestive Disorders We Treat in West Omaha, NE


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux, occurs when excess acid travels back up from the stomach and into the esophagus, irritating and inflaming the esophageal lining. This upper digestive issue is most common in people with a weakened esophageal sphincter. When that valve is weak, it doesn’t close properly and can allow stomach acid to enter the esophagus, resulting in acid reflux and heartburn. Unfortunately, 20% of the population suffers from GERD.

If a misalignment in the spine interferes with the nerves involved in this digestive process, it could contribute to excess acid production and a weakened esophageal sphincter. Correcting the misalignment with chiropractic adjustments can restore proper communication between the brain and the digestive system, often resulting in a better-functioning digestive system.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most common lower digestive disorders. However, IBS can be difficult to diagnose because many of the symptoms mimic other conditions. IBS symptoms can include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, urgency in passing urine or stool, and vomiting. Most often, though, someone suffering from IBS will only experience one of these symptoms at a time.

A spinal misalignment, typically in the lower spine, can irritate the nerves that feed the lower digestive system. This nerve irritation can be the source of the “Irritable Bowel.” Correcting the misalignment and reducing or eliminating the nerve interference could improve a person’s symptoms.

Bloating & Gas

Bloating and gas can occur when your digestive system can’t break down and absorb certain foods, leading to frustration and embarrassment. They can result from food intolerances, digestive issues, or even hormones. While problems with bloating and gas may come and go, anyone who regularly deals with them is at risk for more severe problems that result from excess pressure on internal organs.

A chiropractor can assess the function of the nerves that feed the digestive system and ensure no interference in the nervous system. Depending on the factors contributing to the gas and bloating, a chiropractor can also provide guidance on nutrition and supplements that can improve digestion function overall.

Constipation & Diarrhea

Constipation and diarrhea are common issues, but regularly experiencing either of these conditions is not normal. These conditions can be related to food intake, lack of exercise, and dehydration. However, it could also indicate something more concerning, like a functional problem with the digestive tract. Prolonged constipation can lead to even more serious issues, so it is crucial to address them sooner rather than later.

Digestive issues like constipation and diarrhea can be caused by subluxations in the spine, interfering with the nervous system’s ability to communicate with the digestive organs. When messages from the brain to the digestive system can’t travel easily along the nervous system, this communication breakdown can speed up or slow down the digestive system’s overall function.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease occurs when the immune system attacks and damages the lining of your digestive tract, resulting in inflammation in the bowels. Both the small and large intestines can be affected by Crohn’s disease. Often, if a person is suffering from Crohn’s disease, they experience weight loss, bleeding, severe cramping, inflammation, abdominal pain, and even abscesses in the intestines.
For people suffering from Crohn’s disease, a chiropractic check-up can ensure that the nerves responsible for communicating with the small and large intestines function correctly and can facilitate clear communication between the brain and the gut.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can chiropractors in West Omaha, NE help with digestion?

Yes! When the nerves that control the gut are not functioning properly because of spinal misalignments, the digestive tract will not function properly. Chiropractic can re-establish the connection between the gut and the brain, ultimately improving digestion.

Can a misaligned spine cause digestive problems?

When the bones in the spine (the vertebrae) misalign, pressure on the nerves can interrupt the brain’s connection to that part of the body. If the nerves affected by the misalignment feed into the digestive tract, it can contribute to digestive problems.

Can a chiropractor help a bloated stomach?

Chiropractic helps improve digestion by restoring communication between the brain and the body. Bloating can be caused by the digestive tract not running at its most optimal because the nerves supplying the gut are experiencing interference. Chiropractic clears nerve interference and helps the gut function properly, inevitably helping with bloating.

Can tight back muscles cause digestive problems?

As the muscles in the back tighten up, they can pull on the bones in the spine, causing misalignments. As the bones in the back become misaligned, they put pressure on the nerves, which decreases their function. If those nerves control the digestive system, then one can experience digestive issues because the digestive system isn’t receiving 100% nerve supply.

How do I get rid of GERD?

Avoid foods that irritate the stomach lining to decrease GERD symptoms, such as spicy foods, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, etc. Don’t eat too close to bedtime, and drink water between meals rather than during meals. Lastly, get checked by your local chiropractor for signs of nerve interference with the digestive system.

How do I get fast relief for IBS?

IBS results from irritation of the bowel lining. To get relief, one must eliminate the factors inflaming the gut lining, including dairy, processed foods/sugars, refined grains such as wheat and oats, alcohol, and caffeine. Additionally, by getting regularly checked by a local chiropractor for subluxations, one can reduce additional inflammation within the body, which may contribute to the IBS symptoms.

Can chiropractors help bowel movements?

Yes! Bowel movements can be too slow, too fast, or a combination of the two. Irregularities can stem from a problem with the nerves controlling the bowels themselves. Chiropractic can help find and correct the problem with those nerves, thus helping restore proper bowel function.

Book Your First Digestive Disorder Consultation

Exam includes in-depth whole-body analysis with provider, posture pictures and insight nervous system scans (provided if necessary). Consultation & plan of action will help you understand your care options.

Schedule Your Appointment
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