High Blood Pressure Treatment Options in Longmont, CO
High blood pressure (hypertension) often has no visible symptoms, especially early on. The only way to determine your blood pressure is to have it measured. If you have high blood pressure, lowering it is vitally important to your long-term health and to reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Why Does Blood Pressure Matter? Blood pressure usually indicates the general health of your arteries, the heart and the circulatory system as a whole.
Increased blood pressure usually means the vessels, and the heart are overworked as they attempt to deliver blood to your human body. But generally, you won’t notice changes in your blood pressure without getting it measured. Kinda like your nervous system!! Aka see your local chiropractic specialist.
A single high or low blood pressure reading does not necessarily indicate an epic or chronic problem. Blood pressure can temporarily fluctuate based on stress levels, what you ate or drank before measuring, whether you exercised today amongst other variables.
Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to help lower your blood pressure. Chiropractic should be at the top of that list! REALLY? How? Why?
Recent studies have shown that by removing the subluxation from (aka realigning) the C1/Atlas bone, blood pressure can naturally reduce. George Bakris, MD, director or the University of Chicago hypertension center and study leader says this about the chiropractic adjustment for blood pressure:
"This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination and it is adverse-event free. We saw no side effects and no problems."
25 patients who participated in the study had a significant decrease in blood pressure after 8 weeks of receiving adjustments.
When the atlas vertebrae, the top vertebrae in your body, gets out of alignment, even by as little as half a millimeter, additional pressure is put on the all the nerves that control your body. When the atlas is realigned, the nervous system regains normal function and blood pressure begins to drop.
At New Leaf Chiropractic, we want to make sure we are always very careful with your health. In order to be certain we can help you, we will take an x-ray of your neck and measure your atlas angle. From there we work to create a plan that will best serve your needs and give you the very best care possible.