New Research on Blood Pressure & Chiropractic

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New Research on Blood Pressure & Chiropractic

Chiropractic Shown to Help 

Recent research reported in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research on a woman suffering with high blood pressure, reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in managing people suffering with such issues. The literature included supports the role of chiropractic in those suffering from this health challenge and calls for more research in this area. 

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Research has shown not only that the human body relies on normal spinal structural integrity, balance, and joint movement, but that complex neurochemical communication and pathways involved in helping people adapt to their environment are tied into spinal biomechanics and their related neurological pathways. 

“It makes perfect sense when you think about it” stated Dr. McCoy. “The brain and nervous system constantly needs and wants to know what is going on relative to all functions of the body. Indeed the nervous system controls all other systems in the body. If there is obstruction to the neurological communication between the spine and the brain all sorts of malfunctions can occur, and this can lead to symptoms such as blood pressure disorders.” 

The patient reported on in the study was a 77-year-old female with high blood pressure. She was on medication for her blood pressure and thyroid condition.  She also had arm swelling, right shoulder pain, and right foot pain. 

The chiropractor examined her and found structural shifts in her neck.  She had decreased range of motion, tenderness, weight imbalance, and muscle spasms.  X-rays and other diagnostic tools confirmed these findings.  These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct. 

Following chiropractic care, her blood pressure improved dramatically, and the swelling resolved.  Her structural shifts resolved as well, and she was able to discontinue her medications. 

The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic care of those with elevated blood pressure.

Contact Information: 

Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research
McCoy Press