What is high blood pressure and how can a CBP chiropractor help?
High blood pressure is a result of your body malfunctioning. People are not born with high blood pressure but it is something that develops over time and we have to figure out why that is.
There can be primary and/or secondary causes that lead to high blood pressure. Sometimes there are primary causes, which means something within the body is malfunctioning, maybe the heart is malfunctioning or the blood vessels are incorrectly shaped. Sometimes it’s a secondary cause which is lifestyle induced. It’s the foods that you eat, it’s your stress levels, or that you don’t exercise.
This is why in February the American Heart Association focuses on heart health and trying to make sure that people take care of their heart because that determines blood pressure. It’s very hard to control the things that people are exposed to. For example, if people grow up with people smoking around them they are pre-disposed to high blood pressure because of that.
CBP can help.
Chiropractic care is it helps to increase the blood and nerve flow to nerves that control the heart functions. The more that your heart can function at normal rates and can tell your body how to work the better off your heart and blood vessels will be.
Chiropractic care does help people because the blood control center is right at the top of the spine where the brain ends and the spinal cord begins. This is where blood pressure is controlled. A lot of times when you see someone with substantial forward head carriage and present with high blood pressure, it is due to that pressure on the blood control center. So if we can find a way to identify that with a spinal check-up and then reduce the forward head position we can often help people naturally lower their blood pressure. It will also help them come off their medications naturally.
Each person will have their own challenges and a spinal check-up will help a chiropractor determine why a person has high blood pressure. High blood pressure doesn’t happen because you’ve reached a certain age. It’s due to your choices in diet and lack of exercise, your stress levels and some of it is due to what you were exposed to as a child. So head to your chiropractor today and get your spine checked so that you can live a healthier life.
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