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Possible Largo Chiropractic Benefits for Hypertension

Hypertension. Blood Pressure. It’s a subject 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 creates worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our bodies, pushing blood pressure higher. Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares recent studies that demonstrate some potential promise of chiropractic and spinal manipulation’s ability to positively change blood pressure.

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 attention 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 sparked a shift toward enhanced parasympathetic system function resulting in diminished performance. (1) That is not all bad in the clinical setting! Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows it’s all about delivering the right type of treatment at the right time to get the best outcomes. Parasympathetic dominance to enhance pain reduction is good for athletes who experience back pain after their events.  

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, HYPERTENSION, AND MANIPULATION

Manual therapies like Largo spinal manipulation and mobilization at Hollstrom & Associates Inc are known for their ability to treat, ease, and manage spinal pain related conditions. As an additional benefit, changes to the cardiovascular system have been documented. With hypertension being the global health concern (and even reason for death) that it is, such changes are possibly quite important. Blood pressure control is complex, relying on the autonomic nervous system for its regulation while genetics and physiology may also play a role. Quite a few patients - 20-30% of them - with blood pressure issues do not respond to traditional medications. Therefore, alternatives are being considered like chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. A review of the published literature found promising outcomes that encourage more study. (2) A recent study found that spinal manipulation and mobilization effected a statistically significant decrease 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 needed. 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 show such effect.   Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may assist the autonomic system.

Make your next Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic spinal manipulation! Let’s find out together. 

Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents new research favoring chiropractic spinal manipulation’s potential benefit for addressing blood pressure issues.
 
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