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Doctor insights on: Hiatal Hernia Chiropractic Adjustment

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Trying hiatal hernia self-adjustment techniques and i've found a very sore spot 1inch above my navel with heavy pulse that causes burps when pressed.

Trying hiatal hernia self-adjustment techniques and i've found a very sore spot 1inch above my navel with heavy pulse that causes burps when pressed.

Hiatal hernia: A pulsatile mass above the umbilicus is probably your aorta. It can be an aneurysm as well. I'm not sure why it would cause you to burp when pressed though, unless you were pressing on your stomach which overlies the aorta. ...Read more

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Could chiropractic and unani medicines cure inguinal hernia?

Could chiropractic and unani medicines cure inguinal hernia?

Neither will cure: Umbilical hernias in babies ; very young children mostly resolve on their own. Otherwise surgery is required to cure a hernia. Hernias are due to protrusion of tissue through a defect in muscle or fascia. Indirect inguinal hernias are due to failure of peritoneal protrusion to close spontaneously after birth. Trusses may temporize. Neither manipulation or any medication can correct hernial defects. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic and unani medicines cure an inguinal hernia?

Can chiropractic and unani medicines cure an inguinal hernia?

No: No a hernia is a defect in the inguinal tissues and the only treatment is surgical or wearing a truss ...Read more

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Can a Haital Hernia be fixed non-surgical, maybe a chiropractor? Friend recommended one who got hers fixed

No.: There would be no circumstance under which a chiropractic adjustment would have any effect on a hiatal hernia. In association with underlying gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a hiatal hernia can aggravate symptoms of the disease, such as acid reflux, dyspepsia, heartburn, esophagitis, etc. Consultation with a surgeon who has interest in reflux disease is suggested here. ...Read more

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Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

No: Hiatal hernias don't resolve. Fortunately, most do not cause symptoms or problems. They often enlarge with time, but not always. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia repaired?

Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal hernia may lead to gerd by virtue of the stomach yo-yo-ing up thru the hiatus into the chest. Surgical repair involves three key steps: return the stomach to the abdominal cavity, tighten the hole in the diaphragm, and create a new valve to rx reflux. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

X-RAY, Endoscopy,etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to the stomach "yo-yo-ing" up into the chest, which may cause gerd (reflux). This can be seen by ct scan and by upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia how can I cure it ?

Operation: The only "cure" or a hiatal hernia i to have it surgically repaired. I would look for a general or thoracic surgeon with extensive experience performing thi procedure laparoscopically. You may need some testing before operation as well. ...Read more

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