Realizing the Importance of Chiropractic on Overall Health
At the heart of chiropractic is an understanding that the alignment of the spine affects the nervous system in a big way. The spine houses the spinal cord, and nerves extend from the brain to the body and back. Therefore it is crucial that this flow is uninhibited and able to carry messages that affect how we function. For this reason, chiropractic care can improve a variety of conditions and disorders including anything from migraines to foot pain. In a recent study chiropractic was shown to greatly improve blood pressure in patients with hypertension. This amazing finding points to something chiropractors have known for a long time – proper alignment of the spine impacts everything we do, and its role in cardiovascular health should be recognized and emphasized more often.
Details of the Study
The study involved 50 participants who were in the early phases of high blood pressure. Half of the group received cervical spine chiropractic adjustments, while the other half received fake adjustment techniques. After 8 weeks, those participants who had received legitimate chiropractic adjustments experienced a significant drop in blood pressure, as compared to the placebo adjustment group who saw no changes.
Chiropractic in Health and Wellness
This is just one of the many studies that have shown chiropractic’s benefits in overall health and wellness. While chiropractic is most often recognized for its treatment of neck and back pain, it should also be noted that chiropractic care influences all of the body systems and therefore a huge variety of disorders. Chiropractic is an important part of any wellness routine, just like working out and eating right. Consistency is key here, because it can treat problems before they lead to more serious issues, and it can prevent problems from developing in the first place. Contact your chiropractor today to discuss how your unique health concerns can be successfully addressed by long term chiropractic care.
*Disclaimer: Always consult your physician or other health care professional before seeking treatment or taking related advice herein.*
Story Credit: Chiropractic Techniques Help to Lower Blood Pressure? by Dr. Avtar Jassal