Hypertension. Blood Pressure.
It is a topic among friends and family members and
patient/physician interactions even in yoga classes and via meditation apps.
Our uptight world has us all stressed out, back pain
and neck pain creates worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our
bodies, nudging blood pressure higher. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic describes
recent studies that show 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) functions of the autonomic nervous system,
is garnering attention in the clinical
setting with normal clients and in the sport setting with athletes.
A study of delivering spinal manipulation versus a sham
treatment with recreational athletes revealed that spinal
manipulation before exercise elicited a shift
toward heightened parasympathetic system function resulting in diminished performance. (1) That is
not all bad in the clinical setting! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows it’s all
about when to apply
what type of care to get the optimal results. 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 Fort Wayne spinal manipulation
and mobilization at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic are known for their
ability to treat, reduce, and handle spinal pain related
conditions. As a bonus benefit, changes
to the cardiovascular system have been documented. With hypertension
being the global health concern (and even cause of death) that
it is, such changes are possibly quite critical.
Blood pressure control is complex, relying on the
autonomic nervous system for its regulation while genetics and physiology may
also influence it. Some patients - 20-30%
of them - with blood pressure issues do not respond to common
medications. Therefore, alternatives are being studied
like chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. A review of the
published literature found promising results that
inspire more study. (2) A newer study found that
spinal manipulation and mobilization made a statistically
significant reduction 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 welcome if more studies continue to confirm such effect. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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.
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
explains how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management may assist the autonomic system.
Make your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic today.
Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic
spinal manipulation! Let us find out together.
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