Blood pressure. Hypertension.
It is a subject among friends and family members and
patient/physician interactions even in yoga classes and via meditation apps.
Our uptight world has us all stressed out, back pain
and neck pain creates worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our
bodies, pushing blood pressure higher. Chiropractic Solutions shares
recent studies that demonstrate some potential promise of chiropractic and spinal
manipulation’s ability to positively 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) functions of the autonomic nervous system,
is garnering awareness in the clinical
setting with normal clients as well as 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 intensified parasympathetic system function giving
rise to impaired performance. (1) That’s
not all bad in the clinical setting! Chiropractic Solutions knows it’s all
about delivering the right type of treatment at the right time to get the optimal results. Parasympathetic
dominance to help reduce pain is good for athletes
suffering with back pain after their events.
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, HYPERTENSION, AND MANIPULATION
Manual therapies like San Jose spinal manipulation
and mobilization at Chiropractic Solutions are recognized for their
ability to treat, ease, and manage spinal pain related
conditions. As an additional benefit, changes
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 potentially quite important.
Blood pressure control is complex, relying on the
autonomic nervous system for its regulation while genetics and physiology may
also influence it. Quite a few patients - 20-30%
of them - with blood pressure issues don’t respond to common
medications. Therefore, alternatives are being considered
like chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. An evaluation of the
published literature found promising outcomes that
inspire more study. (2) A newer study found that
spinal manipulation and mobilization had a statistically
significant reduction 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 reflects the pressure in the arteries when the heart
rests between beats (bottom number). Doctors commonly pay
more attention to the top, systolic number, so spinal manipulation’s effect would be welcome if more studies continue to confirm such effect. Chiropractic Solutions offers gentle spinal manipulation treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Its is research-documented and effective for reducing back and neck pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management may assist the autonomic system.
Schedule your next San Jose
chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Solutions today.
Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic
spinal manipulation! Let’s find out together.
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