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Possible Tonawanda Chiropractic Benefits for Hypertension

Blood pressure. Hypertension. It’s 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 wound up, back pain and neck pain creates worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our bodies, pushing blood pressure higher. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation describes recent studies that demonstrate some potential promise of chiropractic and spinal manipulation’s ability to beneficially change blood pressure.


Spinal manipulation’s effect on the nervous system, specifically its sympathetic (“fight or flight” reactionary part) and parasympathetic (“rest and digest” calm part) functions of the autonomic nervous system, is gaining notice in the clinical setting with normal clients and in the sport setting with athletes. A study of using spinal manipulation versus a sham treatment with recreational athletes revealed that spinal manipulation before exercise prompted a shift toward heightened parasympathetic system function resulting in impaired performance. (1) That is not all bad in the clinical setting! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows it’s all about delivering the right type of treatment at the right time to get the optimal outcomes. Parasympathetic dominance to help reduce pain is good for athletes who may suffer with back pain after their exercise.  


Manual therapies like Tonawanda spinal manipulation and mobilization at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation are recognized for their ability to treat, ease, and manage spinal pain related conditions. As a side benefit, changes to the cardiovascular system have been noted. With hypertension being the global health concern (and even reason for 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 influence it. Some patients - 20-30% of them - with blood pressure issues don’t respond to common medications. Therefore, alternatives are being studied like chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. A review of the published literature discovered promising outcomes that encourage more study. (2) A newer study found that spinal manipulation and mobilization made 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 certainly called for. 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 usually focus on the top, systolic number, so spinal manipulation’s effect would be appreciated if more studies continue to confirm such effect.   Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation 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.                          

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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 Tonawanda chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation now. Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic spinal manipulation! Let us find out together. 

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation presents new research favoring chiropractic spinal manipulation’s potential benefit for addressing blood pressure issues.
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