Chiropractic Care and High Blood Pressure
American adults are on a path to set a startling record for high blood pressure. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), two out of every three Americans have high blood pressure or hypertension. And, the most common form of treatment, comes courtesy of Big Pharma, in the way of expensive and health-damaging blood pressure medications. However, recent studies are pointing to a unique chiropractic adjustment that can be used to effectively and significantly lower high blood pressure – naturally, without medications.
When performed correctly, the adjustment has been found to be the same as or more effective than taking medications for hypertension. Doctors, in a 2007 study, have also cited no adverse side effects or long-term health risks associated with this chiropractic treatment to manage hypertension.
The success of this chiropractic adjustment is rooted in the realignment of the Atlas vertebra, a doughnut-shaped bone located at the base of the skull and the top of the spine.
Patients that underwent this pain-free alignment, saw a 14 mmHg drop in their systolic blood pressure and an 88 mmHg or greater drop in the diastolic blood pressure. This means, a patient with a BP of 130/90, could see immediate effects from the procedure and have their BP naturally lower to 116/82, back within healthy range.
How is the Spine Related to High Blood Pressure?
The proper spine alignment adjustment is essential in how the body and brain function. When the Atlas vertebra is misaligned this can cause muscular stress in the surrounding area. At the base of the brain, are critical muscular control areas that, if pinched, misaligned vertebrae could disturb blood flow through the arteries, resulting in hypertension. By performing a non-invasive Atlas adjustment, chiropractors are able to relieve the stress at the base of the brain and help the body naturally regulate its blood pressure levels.
If you’re struggling to control your blood pressure or want to explore the health benefits that a chiropractic adjustment can provide, click here to contact the experienced doctors at Corrective Chiropractic.