High Blood Pressure and Foundational Correction
High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. It is a chronic health condition with many complications, such as an increased risk of stroke or heart disease.
The scary thing is that both stroke and heart disease are among the five major causes of death in the United States. Therefore, we can say, without a doubt, that high blood pressure requires urgent attention.
At least 75 million people are affected by high blood pressure in the United States. This figure translates to 1 in every three persons in the United States.
Over 400,000 deaths every year are linked to hypertension and its complications.
The exact cause of this condition is not fully understood. Still, clinical research and experience have shown that Foundational Correction using upper cervical chiropractic care goes a long way in lowering blood pressure and its associated complications. And so, for people who have high blood pressure, a Lutz chiropractor may be of assistance.
What’s the relationship between my spine and blood pressure?
Medical research has established a link between the top spinal vertebra (atlas bone) and blood pressure. The atlas bone is located at the base of the brain. Therefore, it contributes to cardiovascular system function.
Studies have shown that the atlas vertebra influences the flow of blood around the brain’s base and the flow of blood to the arteries. Spinal misalignments, especially in the atlas bone, can cause contraction of the arteries, resulting in a higher blood pressure pushing against the wall of the arteries.
Proper alignment of the spine and the atlas bone helps maintain healthy blood pressure. To correct these Foundational Shifts of your upper spine, we use a gentle, specific chiropractic adjustment at this vital body area. By so doing, brain stem obstructions are removed, allowing blood flow to occur as it should.
What does the research say about upper cervical chiropractic and high blood pressure?
Several studies have investigated the effects of upper cervical chiropractic on high blood pressure. It is pertinent to say that there’s a lot of hope for people with this condition. Chiropractic case studies reveal that upper cervical chiropractic has positive benefits on hypertension management.
A 2007 study conducted by medical researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that upper cervical chiropractic held great benefits for individuals with high blood pressure. The study, which lasted for eight weeks, involved 50 subjects and was published in the March 2 issue of the Journal of Human Hypertension.
Some subjects were given chiropractic care, while others were given either placebo or sham adjustments.
Subjects who received upper cervical chiropractic care experienced a 17-point reduction in their blood pressure.
That’s almost the same as taking two blood pressure medications. Little wonder then why chiropractic care is recommended for hypertension.
What you should do
Suppose you are hypertensive and would like to experience a different form of chiropractic care. In that case, you should book a complimentary consultation with me at my office, Foundation Chiropractic in Lutz, FL.
I am thoroughly trained in Foundational Correction, emphasizing upper cervical chiropractic care. My team and I will administer the best quality care you have ever received. Upper cervical chiropractic is effective and safe, natural, and medication-free. So call today and book your consultation to start living a healthier, higher quality of life.
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Disclaimer: Dr. Berner does not diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical diseases or conditions; instead, he analyzes and corrects the structure of his patients with Foundational Correction to improve their overall quality of life. He works with their physicians, who regulate their medications. This blog post is not designed to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or services to you or any other individual. The information provided in this post or through linkages to other sites is not a substitute for medical or professional care. You should not use the information in place of a visit, consultation, or the advice of your physician or another healthcare provider. Foundation Chiropractic and Dr. Brett Berner are not liable or responsible for any advice, the course of treatment, diagnosis, or any other information, services, or product you obtain through this video or others.
Bakris, G., Dickholtz, M., Meyer, P. et al. Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study. J Hum Hypertens 21, 347–352 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.jhh.1002133