Heartburn is a common condition. There are many possible ways to limit the symptoms of heartburn. If you have had significant heartburn, it may be worthwhile to have a conversation with your primary care physician
. Longstanding heartburn can lead to damage of the esophagus (the food pipe) and therefore should be evaluated by your doctor
. Other serious conditions can also mimic heartburn and should be ruled out.
Heartburn is medically known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or GERD. This is caused by the stomach acid (which the body makes to help digest food) accidentally gets sent upstream to the food pipe (the esophagus) which his not designed to handle the acid. This causes the heartburn pain.
Treatments for heartburn include avoiding acidic foods (like orange juice, tomatoes) as well as foods like alcohol and chocolate that increase acid reflux
. Maalox tablet can definitely help as can Zantac. Another stronger over the counter medication is Omeprazole or Prilosec that may be helpful.
To answer your question, there is no evidence that a chiropractor can help heart burn. I would first discuss this with your primary care physician. Beyond the above mentioned, there are some prescription medications that might help. This is something that should be evaluated by your doctor. Good luck!