Chiropractic Care and Cardiovascular Disease—what’s The Connection?
We all know that heart diseases like high blood pressure are major causes of death in the United States. Every year more than 600,000 people lose their lives to heart complications.
Fortunately, heart diseases can easily be prevented. With proper care you can ensure that your heart stays healthy.
Chiropractic care is an ancient method of treatment that has gained quite a lot of popularity in the last few years. It allows your body to heal naturally by properly aligning your spine.
So how does that affect cardiovascular health?
Your heart (and blood vessels) is directly connected with the nervous system through tiny nerves.
The autonomic nervous system is also referred to as the ‘flight or fight’ response controls to your blood pressure and vessels. We all know how important both of these are for your heart.
When chiropractic works on your spine, they remove the stress on your nerves and in this way improve their functions. Let’s take a look at the benefits of chiropractic care for cardiovascular health:
Low Blood Pressure
Chiropractic care is effective for treating patients who suffer from problems like low blood pressure. With adjustment in the first vertebra (also known as Atlas), they are able to control the blood pressure.
Improved Nerve Function
The autonomic tone impacts your heart, kidneys as well as lungs. Chiropractic targets this part of your body and helps improve nerve function. This prevents the likelihood of you suffering from a cardiovascular disease.
Misalignments in your spine lead to inflammation which subsequently results in chronic pain. It also put you at risk of heart diseases. Aligning your spine eliminates this problem and boosts your body’s immune system.
Improved Heart Rate Variability
One of the major reasons people suffer from heart diseases is low heart rate variability. Chiropractic helps deal with this problem by improving blood circulation in your body.
Alleviates Chest Pain
Got pain in your chest? There is a chance that the pain is musculoskeletal in nature. Problems like Costochondritis, misaligned ribs and spine are some reasons you might be feeling pain.
Not only is chiropractic treatment more effective for dealing with this kind of pain, it’s also more cost effective.
Improves Lung Function
Poor lung function is another reason for cardiovascular diseases. However, with chiropractic care offered by Dr James Stapleton, DC at Shelby County Chiropractic patients are able to deal with issues like atrial fibrillation and palpitations.
Get in touch with us. We are a chiropractic treatment facility based in Shelbyville. We also offer chiropractic treatment for headaches and other services including vibration and decompression therapy.
Contact us now at 502-633-1073.