Elevated blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors for global mortality. A growing body of research is demonstrating the relationship between spinal structure and systemic issues, including blood pressure. A high correlation has been observed between disorders of the cervical spine and hypertension.
Chiropractic adjustments are not a treatment for blood pressure issues, but rather, its purpose is to restore and maintain proper spinal structure and alignment to allow the body to function properly and to optimize its inherent healing capability.
The impact of chiropractic adjustments measured on 75 patients was predetermined to be “normotensive.” Statistically, significant changes in blood pressure were observed following chiropractic adjustments.
Anatomical abnormalities of the cervical spine at the level of the atlas vertebra are associated with relative ischemia of the brainstem circulation and increased blood pressure. Manual correction of this misalignment has been associated with reduced arterial pressure.
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Sources: Biomed Research International Zong-Baoe He, Atlantoaxial Misalignment Causes High Blood Pressure. 2017; Jrnl. Manipulative Physiol Ther. McKnight, “Preliminary Study of Blood PressureChanges in Normostensive Subjects Undergoing Chiropractic Care. 1988; 11(4): 261-266; Journalof Human Hypertension Bakris, G. Dickholtz. M. Meyer, P. Atlas vertebrarealignment and achievement of arterial pressuregoal in hypertensive patients.