Chiropractic Care Can Be Effective For Hypertension
One-third of the adult population in America has high blood pressure, or hypertension—that’s nearly 70 million people. In addition, 1 in 3 Americans have pre-hypertension, which means they have higher than normal blood pressure numbers and are at risk for hypertension. Even more alarming: 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure don’t know they have it because many of the associated symptoms can be indicators of other minor health issues.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
It’s important to know that chiropractic care can be an effective and drug-free option for treating high blood pressure.
Chiropractic Adjustments And Lowered Blood Pressure
At Current Chiropractic, we’ve demonstrated a significant decrease in blood pressure for our patients following adjustments to the Atlas vertebra, which is located at the base of the skull.
Our doctors know that high blood pressure can be a symptom of an underlying problem—often an irritation on the central nervous system. While the nervous system controls all bodily functions, our goal is to reduce the stress on the nervous system so that your body’s natural ability to heal itself is fully engaged.
Addressing high blood pressure is important
for our patients who have:
- Other Chronic Illnesses
- Advancing Age
Other Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure
Blood pressure can be lowered using natural, non-pharmaceutical methods including:
- Lifestyle changes
- Losing weight
- Regular exercise
- Limiting alcohol
- Quitting smoking
- Cutting back on caffeine
- Healthier eating habits
- Reducing stress
Reducing sodium intake