Chiropractic: Good for Your Heart?
We all know high blood pressure is a bad thing. Having it increases your risk factor for heart disease and stroke, which are two of the major causes of death.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high.
There are multiple ways to treat high blood pressure. These include regular exercise, a healthy diet, not smoking and maintaining a healthy body weight.
However, rather than do those things, many, many people instead turn to medication to keep their blood pressure under control.
But! A visit to your chiropractor may also be an effective way to control your blood pressure.
A recent study serves as the latest evidence that chiropractic adjustments may improve blood pressure in the short term. It found that specific instrument-assisted adjustments to the thoracic spine positively affected blood pressure. It also had a positive impact on pulse rate and classification of high blood pressure compared to placebo manipulation or no intervention.
In addition to being good for your back, for your ears, for your headaches, for your anxiety and stress, chiropractic care may also be good for your heart!