The heart never stops working. The efficiency of the heart and how it operates depends on various factors related to individual health. High blood pressure management can include chiropractic treatment for proper spinal alignment. This promotes improved nervous system function, regulation, and optimal blood flow throughout the body.
High blood pressure is also known as hypertension, often it has no symptoms, and if left untreated, it could lead to heart conditions like heart disease and stroke. Blood pressure is the force the heart exerts on the arteries each time it contracts and relaxes. It is measured with a blood pressure cuff or monitor.
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Any type of heart condition can place added strain on the body and can lead to poor quality of life, disease, and be fatal. When the body’s ability to pump the proper amount of blood gets compromised the body suffers from a lack of oxygenated blood. These issues can go undiagnosed for years. Often high blood pressure does not get associated with any specific symptoms other than general poor health. When left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to issues like:
Prevention and regular monitoring are crucial for staying on top of any potential heart issues.
Different heart conditions can cause pain in the chest, upper back, and shoulder(s):
Heart conditions are commonly associated with chest pain but remember that chest pain is not always present or severe. Pain related to the heart can also be felt in other areas, like the shoulder or upper back.
Risk factors associated with high blood pressure include:
The most common treatment for high blood pressure is medication. However, this does not address the root cause of the issue in relation to individual lifestyle and underlying imbalances of the body that include the spine.
Lifestyle adjustments should be the first line of defense for managing, and reversing heart health issues. High blood pressure management includes:
Chiropractic is a specialized approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of musculoskeletal health issues and optimizing organ function through restored impaired nerve function. Spinal misalignment can cause nerve signals to be impaired/damaged which can affect the heart and overall health.
A chiropractic physician can help reduce the strain on the body’s functions by restoring nerve function/energy/blood flow with spinal adjustments that bring the body back into proper alignment. One primary cause of high blood pressure is the over-activation of the autonomic nervous system, which regulates the stress response.
When spinal alignment is achieved, there is improved regulation to prevent unnecessary spikes in stress affecting body homeostasis and organ function. Chiropractic can help an individual achieve the best possible heart health. Once the diagnosis is found, an effective customized treatment plan will be developed.
Win, Ni Ni et al. “Effects of Upper and Lower Cervical Spinal Manipulative Therapy on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability in Volunteers and Patients With Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled, Cross-Over, Preliminary Study.” Journal of chiropractic medicine vol. 14,1 (2015): 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.jcm.2014.12.005
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