Friday, August 26, 2011

Can Chiropractic Bring Down Your Blood Pressure

Did you know that chiropractic manipulation can lower blood pressure?
Spinal manipulations to the upper neck and upper thoracic spine can lower blood pressure.

What is normal blood pressure?
Blood pressure measures the force of the hearts contractions against the force in the vessels.
Normal blood pressure is 120/80mmHg
High blood pressure is a reading over 140/90mmHg
High blood pressure is very dangerous and can lead to many complications such as strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, etc. Thus it is important to maintain a stable blood pressure.

How does spinal manipulation lower blood pressure?
The nerve supply from the neck and upper back supply the great vessels and the heart. Also there are many receptors in the neck that are involved in maintaining the vessel pressure within the arteries. Therefore spinal manipulations to these areas stimulate the blood supply and nervous system enhancing their functions.

Spinal manipulation to both areas can drop the top reading of the blood pressure by 20 units.
However it hasn’t been proven that the effects of a decreased blood pressure are permanent, most studies revealed a temporary reduction in blood pressure.

Make sure you function at your best, keep your blood pressure low by keeping your spine aligned. 

Contact details:
Dr Angela Pasteilledes
96 Brand Road (inside TAP Kruger)
Tel: 031 201 1442
Cell: 083 233 1187

Editors note: This is a guest post and not always the opinion or view of the blog or its owners and related parties. As a result no action can be taken against such parties. This article is to be used as a guide only and is aimed at educating the reader in the topic covered. Please consult Angela on the above details or your local medical practitioner for more concise instructions.

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