Blood pressure. Hypertension.
It is a subject among friends and family members and
patient/physician interactions even in yoga classes and via meditation apps.
Our tense world has us all stressed out, back pain
and neck pain creates worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our
bodies, nudging blood pressure higher. Moses Chiropractic describes
recent studies that demonstrate some potential promise of chiropractic and spinal
manipulation’s ability to beneficially alter
SPINAL MANIPULATION AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Spinal manipulation’s effect on the nervous system, specifically
its sympathetic (“fight or flight” reactionary part) and parasympathetic (“rest
and digest” calm part) parts of the autonomic nervous system,
is gaining notice in the clinical
setting with normal clients as well as in the sport setting with athletes.
A study of utilizing spinal manipulation versus a sham
treatment with recreational athletes revealed that spinal
manipulation before exercise prompted a shift
toward intensified parasympathetic system function giving
rise to diminished performance. (1) That’s
not all bad in the clinical setting! Moses Chiropractic knows it’s all
about delivering the right type of treatment at the right time to get the optimal outcomes. Parasympathetic
dominance to help reduce pain is good for athletes
who may suffer with back pain after their exercise.
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, HYPERTENSION, AND MANIPULATION
Manual therapies like West Palm Beach spinal manipulation
and mobilization at Moses Chiropractic are known for their
ability to treat, reduce, and manage spinal pain related
conditions. As an additional benefit, alterations
to the cardiovascular system have been documented. With hypertension
being the global health concern (and even reason for death) that
it is, such changes are possibly quite critical.
Blood pressure control is complex, counting on the
autonomic nervous system for its regulation while genetics and physiology may
also play a role. Some patients - 20-30%
of them - with blood pressure issues don’t respond to traditional
medications. Consequently, alternatives are being studied
like chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. A review of the
published literature found promising outcomes that
inspire more study. (2) A recent study found that
spinal manipulation and mobilization made a statistically
significant decrease in systolic blood pressure as well as diastolic
blood pressure and heart rate variability though these were statistically
non-significant in this study. (3) More research is most definitely called for. Systolic blood pressure reveals
the force on the blood vessels when the heart beats (top number) while
diastolic reveals the pressure in the arteries when the heart
rests between beats (bottom number). Doctors commonly focus on the top, systolic number, so spinal manipulation’s effect would be appreciated if more studies continue to confirm such effect. Moses Chiropractic offers gentle spinal manipulation treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. It’s research-documented and efficacious for reducing back and neck pain.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management may assist the autonomic system.
Schedule your next West Palm Beach
chiropractic appointment with Moses Chiropractic soon.
Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic
spinal manipulation! Let’s find out together.
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