I recently listened to a talk on all of the above and how posture and specific body work can improve the symptoms. GORD is gastrooesophagal reflux disease. All problems are very common in mature age people.
A burning sensation in the chest usually after a meal, worse at night.
A chronic cough
Regurgitation of food or liquid.
The lower sphincter is too relaxed
A Hiatus hernia - the protrusion of the stomach through the diaphragm
And interestingly poor posture - hunched over a computer, car steering wheel or even a massage client!
High fat foods - cheeses, fatty meats
Acid foods - Tomatoes and citrus
High caffeine foods - chocolate, coffee, Coca Kola
Other foods such as mint lollies, garlic, onions and spicy foods
Diabetes, ulcers, spinal cord injuries
Certain medications such as aspirin and NSAIDs.
Food choices as above
Small meals, last one 1-2 hours before bed
Raising the head of the bed with bricks will help prevent reflux from travelling into the mouth
When lifting heavy objects breath into it. Do not hold the breath.
The hyoid bone just under the jaw can go out of balance and we get a sore throat on one side.Rebalancing the hyoid bone will help the muscles in the area of the oesophagus and trachea to rebalance too.
Jaw work side to side and up and down looking for restrictions.
Balancing the rib cage and diaphragm.
A..Self care exercises for posture at the shoulders
Seated - Slump with arms between legs as you exhale
Inhale as you open up the arms to either side palm face up.
Bring arms back to the side of the body.
B. Self care exercise for shoulder girdle re education
Seated, inhale as you open up both arms to the side, palms facing up.
Spring is in the air and what better time to look at posture.I am noticing that many clients are getting very tight in their mid backs from slumping at the computer or elsewhere in their lives. Other areas that are suffering include:
shoulders and neck
and amazingly acid reflux.
In this Covid age it seems posture has somehow missed out!
Fathers' Day is next week end. If you want a gift for any male in your life I have massage gift vouchers. It is not always easy working from home when you are trying to juggle family and work in the same space.