Chiropractic Care and Heart Health
Can Chiropractic care aid in the prevention of heart disease?! The number one leading cause of death in America is heart disease which claims an average of 574,689 lives per year. Current research supports that a healthy spine helps to prevent heart attacks, lowers blood pressure, reduces heart rate and supports the cardiovascular system!
How can chiropractic care aid in developing a healthy heart? The Palmer Chiropractic College released research that observed the effects of chiropractic treatment on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system related to heart rate variability. They found that regular chiropractic adjustments do reduce pain and lower patient’s mean heart rate.
The Journal of Manipulation and Physiological Therapeutics reported the results of a study on the systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels and anxiety levels of a patient before and after regular chiropractic care. They found that developing a healthy spine with consistent adjustments lead to a distinct drop in blood pressure and anxiety levels. Chiropractic care doesn’t just make a healthy spine but a healthy heart as well!