Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally with Chiropractic Care
High blood pressure is a serious health concern that can cause severe health implications if not monitored and treated. Heart disease, strokes, and even death can be caused by high blood pressure. Unfortunately, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common problem across the nation today that affects nearly 70 million Americans. That’s about every 1 in 3 people that run the risk of serious health complications due to hypertension. Because high blood pressure is so prominent among Americans, it comes as no surprise that it is one of the leading causes of death in our country. While there is no known cause, it is evident that hypertension is a health concern that should be addressed. But the question remains: How can I effectively manage my hypertension adequately and safely?
Chiropractic Is Natural and Safe
Medications and blood thinners can be an option for managing hypertension, but they may or may not work short-term, and they don’t actually fix the problem, meaning they are not a long-term solution. They also come with the risk of potentially harmful side effects. Why take that risk when other safe and natural options are available? Chiropractic care from a Cape Coral chiropractor has shown to effectively reduce blood pressure without negative side effects. It is a natural and safe way to manage hypertension, both short-term and long-term.
Spinal Misalignments Contribute to Hypertension
Believe it or not, spinal health affects your overall health, including blood pressure. Misalignments of the spine, or vertebrae that are twisted, turned, or out of place, can disrupt nerve communication from the brain to the rest of the body. When the central nervous system is not communicating properly with the rest of the body, health complications can arise. Cape Coral chiropractors and chiropractors around the world have found a correlation between the atlas vertebra at the top of the spine and high blood pressure. The atlas vertebra, located at the base of the brain, is what directly affects our cardiovascular system. Misalignments of the spine can cause arteries to contract, negatively affecting blood flow and causing higher blood pressure.
Turn to Chiropractic to Lower Blood Pressure
Dr. Omar Clark of Experience Family Chiropractic will perform a complete neurological assessment to discover any misalignments, and then he will administer a gentle, specific chiropractic adjustment to remove the misalignment. This will restore proper communication between the brain and the body, and all systems of the body can function at optimal levels of health once again.
Studies have been conducted to explore the link between chiropractic care and lowering blood pressure. In fact, one such study that took place at the University of Chicago showed that chiropractic care reduced blood pressure in some by over 17 points! That is the equivalent of taking two blood pressure medications! There were 50 patients who, over an 8 week span, received either sham adjustments, placebos, or actual chiropractic adjustments. And, of course, those who received chiropractic adjustments found their blood pressure significantly reduced without any adverse side effects.
If you or someone you love suffers from hypertension, know that medication isn’t your only option. Contact Cape Coral chiropractor Dr. Omar Clark of Experience Family Chiropractic to find out the benefits of chiropractic care for lowering blood pressure.
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