High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against the walls of your arteries is too great. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to the blood being pushed through your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.
You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Uncontrolled hypertension puts you at an increased risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure typically develops over the course of many years and, fortunately, can be easily detected. Once you know you have high blood pressure, you’re able to make changes to get it managed.
But what if there’s a missing piece to the puzzle? It sounds strange that your spine could be connected to hypertension, but several research studies have shown that it may be the case. Structural Shifts of the spine, particularly in the upper cervical area, have been found to cause a decrease in blood supply to the brainstem and an increase in systemic blood pressure.
If you’re familiar with scientific research, you’ll know that a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study is about the most unbiased you can get. A study of this nature was done to see how correcting the Atlas Displacement Complex would affect blood pressure. The results of the study were remarkable – over the course of the 8 weeks the patients were observed, those in the group that received the chiropractic adjustment saw as much improvement in their blood pressure as the group that took two different antihypertensive medications.
At Precision Chiropractic, outcomes are extremely important to us. This is evident in our process and procedures. In other words, we’re keeping score. We know there is no “high blood pressure adjustment”, and this is exactly why we measure each patient’s status and need for an adjustment on each visit. What we do know for sure is that helping our patients to not only correct, but also stabilize their adjustments, leads to the best possible outcomes. Maybe you’re tired of all the medications, or maybe you’re just looking for a different approach. Either way, our complimentary consultation is the perfect way for us to get to know you, for you to get to know us, and to see if a Structural Shift of the spine may be contributing to your hypertension.