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
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 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 is
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.
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, HYPERTENSION, AND MANIPULATION
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 play a role. 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.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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.
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