How Does Chiropractic Care Help Your Heart
Every February, Americans recognize American Heart Month. Heart disease is a widespread and growing problem in the United States, and while there are genetic causes in many cases heart disease is entirely preventable. Excess weight, smoking, lack of exercise or physical activity, lifestyle choices, overconsumption of foods high in saturated fats and stress all contribute to the overall poor heart health that have made heart disease among the leading causes of death among American adults.
That being said, every little bit of change and improvement helps. Changes like exercising more, making better dietary choices, and quitting smoking all help reduce your risk of heart disease, and there is a surprising alternative to improving your hearth health that is attracting more people every year: regular chiropractic care.
Your Spinal Health Affects Your Cardiac Health
Many people are already aware of the general health benefits of regular chiropractic treatment. You experience fewer aches and pains, your back and neck are more relaxed, and you generally feel more balanced and less stressed thanks to seeing a chiropractor for adjustment regularly.
What you may not know is that recent medical studies have shown that patients receiving regular chiropractic adjustments actually experience numerous cardiac health benefits as well. According to these studies, the bones of the neck and lower back directly stimulate your central nervous system’s reflexive functions, lowering your overall heart rate and blood pressure when they are kept in proper alignment.
Over time, these patients demonstrated a reduction in resting heart rate and reduced hypertension (high blood pressure) compared to patients who were not receiving chiropractic care. The effect of regular adjustments was not limited to cardiac health (patients experienced other improvements as well), but patients suffering from heart disease in the care of a chiropractor in addition to their general physician and cardiologist experienced marked improvements in heart rate and blood pressure the longer they underwent regular adjustments.
Talk to a Chiropractor About Your Heart Health
Generally speaking, most people only seek out chiropractic care as a result of a neck or back injury, and those suffering from heart disease and its symptoms may not even think to consult with a chiropractor regarding how regular adjustments can alleviate symptoms and even reduce the severity of their disease. If you or someone you love suffers from heart disease, Access to Health Chiropractic Center is here to help. Make an appointment with one of our professionally licensed chiropractors to talk about how regular chiropractic adjustments may be able to provide relief and healing for their ailing heart. Regular adjustments could be just what you need to make a difference and help you improve your cardiac health. After all, in the fight against heart disease, every little bit helps.