Possible West Palm Beach Chiropractic Benefits for Hypertension

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 blood pressure.

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 events.  

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 reflects 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.  Its is research-documented and efficacious for reducing back and neck pain.                          

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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. 

Moses Chiropractic presents new research favoring chiropractic spinal manipulation’s potential benefit for addressing blood pressure issues.
 
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