Are you among the one in three Americans with high blood pressure? If so, likely you are taking one or more medications prescribed by your Davie, Florida, doctor.
In addition, your doctor has probably advised you to eat a healthier diet, reduce your salt intake, exercise more, and lose weight.
You might want to add chiropractic to that regimen. A growing body of evidence indicates that chiropractic can help control blood pressure through adjustment of the first vertebrae, known as the Atlas.
In fact, according to a study conducted at The University of Chicago Hypertension Center in 2007, after one adjustment, patients’ blood pressure was reduced by an amount equivalent to taking two blood pressure medications.
The study involved 50 patients who had both high blood pressure and a misaligned Atlas vertebra in the neck. Twenty-five patients received chiropractic adjustments to the Atlas vertebra, and the other 25 received a placebo chiropractic adjustment. The placebo-treated patients did not experience the same changes as the treatment group.
How can a misaligned vertebra affect your blood pressure? It’s simple, really. The spine protects and houses your nervous system, which transits messages from the brain through the spine and on to the rest of the body. A misaligned vertebra interferes with that flow of communication, which means your body doesn’t operate at peak efficiency. It’s much the same as traveling down a Hollywood road with misaligned tires. The ride isn’t as smooth as it should be, and your tires wear unevenly.
Fortunately, chiropractors specializing in corrective care – specifically, a technique called Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) – can realign the spine back to health and eliminate the source of nerve interference.
Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most scientific, researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique.
Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center, headed by Dr. Zev Mellman in Davie, Florida, is among only a handful of chiropractic centers specializing in CBP. At Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center, we pinpoint the source of misalignment through digital X-rays or posture analysis software and devise a custom treatment plan to rehabilitate your spine.
If you live in the Davie, Florida, area, contact us today for a complimentary chiropractic consultation to see if you qualify for corrective care.