Can Chiropractic Care Lower Blood Pressure?

January 13, 2023

Chiropractic care can have numerous benefits to your body and way of life, but did you know it could even help lower your blood pressure? Chiropractic care is known for its holistic approach to treating conditions in your body without the use of medication. That’s why many people who experience high blood pressure seek a chiropractor's help.

In today’s article, we’ll explore the benefits chiropractic care can have on your blood pressure.

Chiropractic care and high blood pressure

According to a study published by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “high blood pressure is a major public health concern because it is a very common condition and a leading risk factor for other conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, chronic kidney disease, and cognitive decline.”

People with high blood pressure often seek out medications as a form of treatment, and though medicine can help with a plethora of conditions, it can also offer a long list of side effects.

In 2007, a study found that receiving an atlas adjustment, the first vertebra in the spinal column, can help lower blood pressure. The placebo-controlled study tested the benefits of an atlas vertebra adjustment on 25 patients with high blood pressure, and the other 25 underwent a sham chiropractic adjustment.

After eight weeks of consistent adjustments, the patients with high blood pressure and who underwent the atlas adjustment experienced significantly lower blood pressure than their counterparts.

Not everyone needs an adjustment to their atlas vertebra, but to know for sure, it’s best to schedule an appointment so one of our doctors at ProActive Health can conduct an exam to see if an atlas vertebra, is restricted and out of alignment .

Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”

Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.

Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine,  science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike learned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy. Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!

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