Can Chiropractic Help With My High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure or hypertension makes the heart work harder to pump blood out to the body.  High blood pressure can also contribute to hardening of the arteries and can lead to stroke, kidney disease or heart failure.  Causes of high blood pressure can range from a poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, stress, alcohol, old age and genetics.  Normal blood pressure should be about 120 over 80 when you have high blood pressure you are 140-159 over 90-99.  Many people who have high blood pressure need to lower their salt intake, add a daily exercise and give up smoking and drinking.

In addition to a change in diet and adding daily exercise, most people who have high blood pressure also take medications to help lower their hypertension.  Although medications can be helpful there are side effects that come with taking medications long term.  Side effects can differ from person to person but can include but are not limited to; loss of potassium in the body, digestive problems, dizziness etc. 

Recent studies have shown that chiropractic care may help in reducing high blood pressure in the body.  A University of Chicago study looked at the correlation between a subluxation (misalignment) in the neck and high blood pressure.  Nerves that help to control blood pressure come from the neck and when there is compression on those nerves it can increase your blood pressure.  Studies show that those who got adjusted regularly saw a drop in their blood pressure naturally.

If you have high blood pressure and want to look for alternative ways to naturally lower it I would suggest making an appointment with your local San Diego Chiropractor.  Many  San Deigo Chiropractors are able to take x-rays and nerve scans to see if there is compression on those nerves.  Many chiropractors have seen significant reduction in blood pressure levels in their patients who got adjusted regularly.  So instead of adding pills into your body try eating health, daily exercise (which will also help to reduce stress) and getting adjusted with your local chiropractor.