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Can Chiropractic Help Blood Pressure?

According to statistics from the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is a problem that plagues 1 in 3 adult males. This equates to 77.9 million American adults, and the projections show the problem is continuing to get worse. 

Traditionally the cause of high blood pressure has been linked to things such as being overweight, excess alcohol consumption, not enough physical activity, and various other poor dietary choices. There is no denying that all of the above indeed play a significant role in the problem originating in the first place.  A major emphasis should be put on improving those lifestyle decisions that can have an adverse effect on your overall health.  High blood pressure is merely an indication that your body is not functioning in a healthy manner, and a innate reaction to that. 

Get To The Cause

The traditional medical approach to high blood pressure involves taking medication to alter the blood pressure.  Although this sometimes may be necessary for a short term basis if the pressure gets dangerously high,  it ultimately fails to address the cause.  Do you really think your body is healthier merely from taking a chemical to alter the blood pressure number? As mentioned above, the cause of high blood pressure can be multi-faceted.  Diet and lifestyle modifications should be high on the priority list to normalize blood pressure.  However, the health of your spine and nervous system can also play a significant role.

How Can Chiropractic Help?

A well publicized study was done in 2007 showed how a specific chiropractic adjustment to the top bone in your neck (called the Atlas) can have the effect of not one, but two blood pressure medications given in combination. That is huge! While results can never be predicted on a specific patient, this study exemplifies the importance of a healthy nervous system in your overall health, and the far reaching impact it can have.  In regards to blood pressure, or any other health problem for that matter, chiropractic claims no cure.  Our objective is always to remove nerve interference and restore normal function in your body.  When this is done, you will be amazed the level of health your body is able to obtain.  When done consistently over time, along with healthy lifestyle choices, you can live and sustain the healthy life of your dreams.

That's how chiropractic care can help you...

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