Blood pressure. Hypertension.
It is a topic 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 makes us worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our
bodies, pushing blood pressure higher. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc presents
new studies that show 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) parts of the autonomic nervous system,
is gaining attention in the clinical
setting with normal clients as well as in the sport setting with athletes.
A study of using spinal manipulation versus a sham
treatment with recreational athletes reported that spinal
manipulation before exercise sparked a shift
toward intensified parasympathetic system function giving
rise to diminished performance. (1) That’s
not all bad in the clinical setting! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows it is all
about when to apply
what type of care to get the optimal results. Parasympathetic
dominance to enhance pain reduction is good for athletes
suffering with back pain after their events.
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, HYPERTENSION, AND MANIPULATION
Manual therapies like Fort Wayne spinal manipulation
and mobilization at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc are recognized for their
ability to treat, ease, and manage spinal pain related
conditions. As a bonus benefit, changes
to the cardiovascular system have been documented. With hypertension
being the global health concern (and even cause of death) that
it is, such changes are potentially 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. Some 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 study. (3) More research is most definitely called for. Systolic blood pressure reflects
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 most often pay
more attention to the top, systolic number, so spinal manipulation’s effect would be welcome if more studies continue to record such effect. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers gentle spinal manipulation treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. It’s research-documented and efficacious for reducing back and neck pain.
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
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.
Make your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc soon.
Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic
spinal manipulation! Let’s figure it out together.
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