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I have been encountering a lot of patient’s with hiatal hernia lately.
I am curious if anyone reading this forum has been exposed to non-surgical treatment options. Some of these patient’s are horribly symptomatic.
Has anyone successfully used mobility/body work interventions for this? I suspect gastritis/esophagitis, breathing mechanics, the diaphragm are all involved in pathogenesis. I think there is also a congenital etiology as well. Maybe many variations of “normal” here.
Jill Miller? Tom Myers? If anyone knows of any resources, would love if you shared.
The symptoms will continue as long as the cause of the symptoms remains present.
From what I’ve seen this will not heal on its own.
Staying away from foods that cause symptoms can help. This includes citrus, chocolate, fatty foods, garlic, onions, spicy foods, peppermint, and spearmint.
As a hiatal hernia is an issue of typically part of the stomach moving above the diaphragm, there aren’t any verifiable or reliable instances of non-surgical options to relocate the stomach back below the diaphragm. Symptoms can be managed through weight loss and changes in diet, but to actually get the stomach back below the diaphragm, surgery is the only option I am aware of that will do this.