High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the number one cause of death in developed countries. What exactly is blood pressure? It is the force with which a person’s blood pushes against the walls of his or her arteries. If this force becomes too great, high blood pressure occurs. It leads to such diseases as:
- Heart disease
How common is hypertension? It is estimated that 76.4 million people over the age of 21 have it. And 1 in every 3 of those is living in the USA. This leaves 28.6 million people under age 21 that also suffer from
high blood pressure. However, only about 52% of these people have their blood pressure under control. It is vital that this disease is not ignored, as it can lead to the above-mentioned problems, even premature death.
Real Help for High Blood Pressure
Medical doctors are going to recommend medication to control hypertension. However, if a person is looking for a more natural means of control, it would be good for him to consult an upper cervical chiropractor. Studies have revealed that a misalignment in the upper neck, particularly the top bone of the vertebrae (the atlas), can actually intensify the force of the blood flowing through the arteries and blood vessel walls. The International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations revealed that their studies reported an improvement in a number of physiological conditions, including hypertension, by realigning the atlas.
At 1st Place Chiropractic, we use the NUCCA technique to help us find and correct misalignments in the top two vertebrae. These types of misalignments can hinder blood flow, causing high blood pressure to occur. If we find this to be a problem with a patient, we work with them to gently correct the problem.
Many patients have reported a decrease in blood pressure and an increase in overall health after seeking our care.
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