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Blood Pressure Chiropractor

Chiropractic Care for Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects millions of people in the U.S. The condition increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, impacting your well-being. Maintaining healthy blood pressure levels is essential for living a happy and healthy life.


At ChiropracticUSA, we offer a holistic approach to address high blood pressure. Our chiropractor for blood pressure management can help you reduce stress and make nutritional changes to naturally lower blood pressure and regain control of your health. 


Health Risks of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition in which the force of blood against the artery walls is too high. This can strain the heart and blood vessels, leading to serious health issues like heart disease, stroke, and kidney problems. Research has found that high blood pressure is attributed to 47% of coronary heart disease and 54% of strokes worldwide.


Blood pressure is typically measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and is given as two numbers. For example, 120/80 mmHg:


  • Systolic pressure (the first number): This represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and pumps blood out.

  • Diastolic pressure (the second number): This represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart is resting between beats.


General categories for blood pressure levels in adults:


  • Normal: Systolic less than 120 mmHg and diastolic less than 80 mmHg

  • Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 mmHg and diastolic less than 80 mmHg

  • Hypertension stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 mmHg or diastolic between 80-89 mmHg

  • Hypertension stage 2: Systolic at least 140 mmHg or diastolic at least 90 mmHg

  • Hypertensive crisis: Systolic over 180 mmHg and/or diastolic over 120 mmHg, with this requiring immediate medical attention.


High systolic and diastolic blood pressure risk factors include an unhealthy diet, excessive salt intake, physical inactivity, smoking, and genetics. Stress, obesity, and underlying medical conditions can also lead to hypertension, increasing your overall health risks. 


High Blood Pressure Treatment Options

If you are living with high diastolic blood pressure, you may have multiple treatment options. Doctors often prescribe medications like diuretics, beta-blockers, or ACE inhibitors to manage hypertension, but these can sometimes bring unwanted side effects. 


For a less invasive, non-pharmacological treatment, you can focus on lifestyle modifications, including:


  • Weight loss

  • Regular exercise

  • A balanced diet

  • Reduced sodium intake

  • Alcohol moderation

  • Smoking cessation

  • Caffeine reduction

  • Stress management


How Chiropractic Care Can Address Hypertension

Chiropractic care can relieve pain and improve mobility, making it easier to engage in physical activity and maintain a healthy weight. A blood pressure chiropractor can offer guidance on stress reduction techniques and provide dietary advice, complementing natural approaches to managing high blood pressure. 


Our Chiropractic Services at ChiropracticUSA

While medication and lifestyle changes remain the primary modes of treatment, an increasing number of people are exploring alternative therapies, one of which is chiropractic care. Here’s a look at how chiropractic care can play a role in addressing hypertension:


  • Chiropractic adjustments: Chiropractic adjustments aim to correct spinal subluxations. Some studies suggest chiropractic adjustments, particularly in the upper cervical spine, can influence the autonomic nervous system. This system plays a role in controlling involuntary functions, including blood pressure. Proper alignment and nerve flow restoration in the vertebra affects blood pressure, helping to reduce hypertension.


  • Stress reduction: Chronic stress is a known contributor to hypertension. Chiropractic care can lead to relaxation and stress reduction by addressing spinal misalignments and improving central nervous system function. The holistic approach of chiropractic care also often involves recommendations for lifestyle changes, exercises, and relaxation techniques that can further combat stress.


  • Holistic approach to health: Our chiropractic services take a comprehensive approach, considering various aspects of your lifestyle, from diet and exercise to stress management. Our chiropractor, Dr. Murrin, can offer guidance on nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle modifications to complement spinal adjustments, offering a multifaceted strategy against hypertension.


  • Improved blood flow: Studies have found that spinal misalignments can cause vascular restrictions, affecting blood flow. By adjusting these areas, chiropractors can improve blood circulation, which can help manage blood pressure.


  • Potential synergy with other therapies: Chiropractic care can often be integrated with other holistic therapies such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy. These combined therapies might offer enhanced benefits for those battling hypertension.


Schedule a Personalized Consultation Today

If you or a loved one has high blood pressure and are curious about the potential benefits of chiropractic care, don’t wait. Schedule a personalized consultation today with a qualified chiropractor at ChiropracticUSA. Take a proactive step toward holistic well-being—your health journey is unique; let us tailor it to your needs.

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