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Can Chiropractic Adjustments Lower Blood Pressure?

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm

San Francisco Chiropractor Comments On Results Of New Study Suggesting Chiropractic Adjustments Can Lower Blood Pressure:

U133976241 One of the first things I learned in chiropractic school was that spinal adjustments to the upper cervical spine (neck) can help lower blood pressure. So, it sure is nice to see scientific evidence to support what I already know is true.

Anyway, The ABC News article is entitled: Could A Neck Adjustment Lower Your Blood Pressure? Here is an excerpt:

The results were intriguing. The patients who received the chiropractic adjustments saw their blood pressure drop an average of 17 points -- a dip that usually takes two blood pressure medications to achieve."My blood pressure dropped tremendously," said Denise Nieman, who had neck pain before participating in the study.

The idea behind the realignment is that the C-1 vertebra, located at the top of the spine, operates like a fuse box in the body. When it's twisted, it can pinch arteries and nerves at the neck's base, which not only causes discomfort but also affects blood flow.

"When the spine is misaligned, it can affect all types of things, all types of disease, conditions," said chiropractor Marshall Dickholtz Jr.

So, what do you think is better for you...taking blood pressure medication every day or removing the nerve interference that is causing the body to malfunction...allowing the body to naturally adjust the blood pressure lower?  Yes...I agree

If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for chiropractic care at ourSan Francisco Chiropractic Center...simply call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.

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