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 tense world has us all wound up, back pain
and neck pain makes us worry, chronic pain anywhere stresses our
bodies, pushing blood pressure higher. Disc Centers Of America shares
new studies that demonstrate some potential promise of chiropractic and spinal
manipulation’s being able to positively alter
SPINAL MANIPULATION AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Spinal manipulation’s effect on the nervous system, specifically
its sympathetic (“fight or flight” reactionary part) and parasympathetic (“rest
and digest” calm part) parts of the autonomic nervous system,
is garnering notice in the clinical
setting with normal clients and in the sport setting with athletes.
A study of using spinal manipulation versus a sham
treatment with recreational athletes found that spinal
manipulation before exercise triggered a shift
toward intensified parasympathetic system function giving
rise to impaired performance. (1) That’s
not all bad in the clinical setting! Disc Centers Of America knows it is all
about when to apply
what type of care to get the best outcomes. Parasympathetic
dominance to help reduce pain is good for athletes
suffering with back pain after their events.
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, HYPERTENSION, AND MANIPULATION
Manual therapies like Buffalo, NY spinal manipulation
and mobilization at Disc Centers Of America are recognized for their
ability to treat, reduce, and handle spinal pain related
conditions. As a side benefit, changes
to the cardiovascular system have been noted. With hypertension
being the global health concern (and even reason for death) that
it is, such changes are possibly quite important.
Blood pressure control is complex, depending on the
autonomic nervous system for its regulation while genetics and physiology may
also influence it. Some patients - 20-30%
of them - with blood pressure issues do not respond to traditional
medications. Therefore, alternatives are being considered
like chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. A review of the
published literature found promising results that
inspire more study. (2) A recent study found that
spinal manipulation and mobilization effected a statistically
significant reduction 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 reflects
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 confirm such effect. Disc Centers Of America offers gentle spinal manipulation treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Its is research-documented and effective for reducing back and neck pain.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management may assist the autonomic system.
Make your next Buffalo, NY
chiropractic appointment with Disc Centers Of America soon.
Hypertension may well meet its match - or at least back down a bit - with chiropractic
spinal manipulation! Let us find out together.