The dangers of hypertension or high blood pressure can be fatal. Some of the main causes of death in different parts of the world are heart disease and stroke directly related to high blood pressure. In most cases, patients are given certain medications to manage or lower their high blood pressure. Even though there are other healthier treatment and prevention methods like exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, chiropractic care, and avoiding tobacco, they are commonly overlooked.
Fortunately, recent studies revealed that there is a new way to protect ourselves from the dangers posed by high blood pressure – chiropractic treatment. The results showed that there were positive effects on the blood pressure and pulse rate after chiropractic manipulation were made to the thoracic spine with the help of other instruments compared to groups that received placebo or no treatment of any kind.
The study had 290 adult participants. Some had high blood pressure while others did not. They were randomly divided into three groups: active, placebo, and control group. Instrument-assisted spinal adjustments to the spine’s upper thoracic region were given to the active group. The same procedure was given to the placebo group. However, the instrument used did not deliver any deliver any force when it was used. The control group, on the other hand, did not receive any type of treatment.
According to the results, the blood pressure’s baseline measurement saw a 7% decrease in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure after the thoracic spine was manipulated using specialized instruments commonly utilized by a local chiropractor. The active group exhibited such changes while the remaining two groups did not show any decrease in blood pressure.
Given that, researchers and International Chiropractors Association made a conclusion that chiropractic treatment is good for the heart. It has been established that chiropractic care can assist in healing injuries to the musculoskeletal system. However, its positive effects on other parts of the body like the nervous system and the vascular system are not yet well understood. This particular application of chiropractic medicine may open doors for a new and better approach to treating high blood pressure. Medications for such a health problem can be costly and may even be ineffective. Since modern workers are unlikely to follow a strict diet and regular exercise to keep their blood pressure low, the next solution might just be chiropractic care.
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