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Possible Montreal Chiropractic Benefits for Hypertension

Hypertension. Blood Pressure. It’s a topic among friends and family members and patient/physician interactions even in yoga classes and via meditation apps. Our uptight world has us all wound up, back pain and neck pain creates worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our bodies, pushing blood pressure higher. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic describes new studies that demonstrate some potential promise of chiropractic and spinal manipulation’s being able to positively affect blood pressure.


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 notice in the clinical setting with normal clients as well as in the sport setting with athletes. A study of delivering spinal manipulation versus a sham treatment with recreational athletes revealed that spinal manipulation before exercise elicited a shift toward enhanced parasympathetic system function giving rise to diminished performance. (1) That’s not all bad in the clinical setting! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows it is all about delivering the right type of treatment at the right time to get the optimal results. Parasympathetic dominance to enhance pain reduction is good for athletes suffering with back pain after their events.  


Manual therapies like Montreal spinal manipulation and mobilization at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic are recognized for their ability to treat, ease, and handle spinal pain related conditions. As a side 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 potentially quite important. Blood pressure control is complex, depending on the autonomic nervous system for its regulation while genetics and physiology may also influence it. Quite a few patients - 20-30% of them - with blood pressure issues don’t respond to usual medications. Consequently, alternatives are being considered like chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. An evaluation of the published literature found promising results that inspire more study. (2) A recent study found that spinal manipulation and mobilization made 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 most definitely called for. Systolic blood pressure reveals the force on the blood vessels when the heart beats (top number) while diastolic reveals the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats (bottom number). Doctors most often focus on the top, systolic number, so spinal manipulation’s effect would be welcome if more studies continue to show such effect.   Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle spinal manipulation treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.  Its is research-documented and efficacious 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.

Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic today. Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic spinal manipulation! Let’s find out together. 

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents new research favoring chiropractic spinal manipulation’s potential benefit for addressing blood pressure issues.
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