Hypertension. Blood Pressure.
It’s a subject among friends and family members and
patient/physician interactions even in yoga classes and via meditation apps.
Our tense world has us all stressed out, back pain
and neck pain creates worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our
bodies, nudging blood pressure higher. Wilson Family Chiropractic describes
new studies that show some potential promise of chiropractic and spinal
manipulation’s ability to beneficially change
SPINAL MANIPULATION AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Spinal manipulation’s effect on the nervous system, particularly
its sympathetic (“fight or flight” reactionary part) and parasympathetic (“rest
and digest” calm part) parts of the autonomic nervous system,
is gaining notice in the clinical
setting with normal clients and in the sport setting with athletes.
A study of utilizing spinal manipulation versus a sham
treatment with recreational athletes found that spinal
manipulation before exercise elicited a shift
toward enhanced parasympathetic system function resulting in diminished performance. (1) That is
not all bad in the clinical setting! Wilson Family Chiropractic knows it’s all
about when to apply
what type of care to get the best results. Parasympathetic
dominance to enhance pain reduction is good for athletes
suffering with back pain after their exercise.
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, HYPERTENSION, AND MANIPULATION
Manual therapies like Millville spinal manipulation
and mobilization at Wilson Family Chiropractic are known for their
ability to treat, ease, and handle spinal pain related
conditions. As an additional benefit, alterations
to the cardiovascular system have been noted. 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 play a role. Quite a few patients - 20-30%
of them - with blood pressure issues don’t respond to usual
medications. Consequently, alternatives are being studied
like chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. An evaluation of the
published literature discovered promising outcomes that
inspire more study. (2) A newer study found that
spinal manipulation and mobilization effected a statistically
significant decrease in systolic blood pressure as well as diastolic
blood pressure and heart rate variability though these were statistically
non-significant in this setting. (3) More research is certainly 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 usually pay
more attention to the top, systolic number, so spinal manipulation’s effect would be appreciated if more studies continue to record such effect. Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 Wilson Family Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management may assist the autonomic system.
Make your next Millville
chiropractic appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic today.
Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic
spinal manipulation! Let us figure it out together.
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