With blood pressure medication recalls hitting the news every few months, the safety and effectiveness of these treatments are being questioned. But, with the rise of high blood pressure in the country, researchers are lowly setting their sights on discovering an all-natural way to treat hypertension. And, one innovative chiropractor suggests that chiropractic treatments can be the non-invasive, non-medication option for millions of Americans to lower their blood pressure.
In a placebo-controlled study, 25 patients with early-stage hypertension were given a specialized chiropractic treatment, with no blood pressure medication during the study – and the results were significant. Eight weeks after receiving the treatment, patients had markedly lower blood pressure readings when compared to those who did not receive the chiropractic adjustment.
In fact, the lead researcher, George Bakris commented to WebMD that, “The [chiropractic] procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination,"
The all-natural chiropractic treatment corrected the misalignment of the Atlas vertebra -- the first vertebrae in the neck and resulted in an average 14 mm Hg higher drop in systolic blood pressure than the placebo group. That means, as an example, a patient could have lowered their blood pressure from 140/90 to 125/90 (much closer to the healthy, normal range).
Studies have found that spinal misalignments can negatively impact one’s life by causing disturbances in their sleeping, digestion, and even mood. By having regular chiropractic adjustments, people can ensure that their spine is aligned and this, in turn, increases the optimal performance of the nervous system. With your nervous system in good health, other underlying issues may be naturally resolved, providing patients with an overall higher quality of life.
Are you struggling to manage your high blood pressure? Then chiropractic treatments may help you. Contact the friendly and experienced chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic today to schedule your complimentary chiropractic appointment. During your time in the office, we will learn more about your current medical issues, assess your spinal alignment, and craft a plan to help you get back to feeling like yourself again. Click here to request your appointment.