Chiropractic Treatment for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a dangerous condition that can lead to diseases such as kidney disease, loss of vision, and stroke. When the heart pumps blood through our bodies, it exerts a certain amount of pressure on our artery walls. If the pressure is too excessive, cardiovascular disease can develop from damage to the blood vessels. If you are suffering from hypertension, our chiropractor near Huntington at Suffolk County Chiropractic will be able to help you.

How is high blood pressure treated?

Treatment for hypertension involves medications to control blood pressure along with lifestyle and nutrition changes. Chiropractic care can provide relief from hypertension as well as techniques such as spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation can open increase blood flow to the rest of the body, making your blood pressure more regulated.

What causes high blood pressure?

High blood pressure can be caused by a number of things, including:

  • Family history - Evidence has shown that genetics are involved in the development of high blood pressure.
  • Age - Your risk for high blood pressure increases as you get older.
  • Weight Issues - Being overweight or obese increases the risk for hypertension.
  • Smoking - Smoking causes blood vessel constriction, which will raise your blood pressure.
  • Stress - A significant amount of stress over a long period of time has been shown to cause a rise in blood pressure.

How can chiropractic care treat high blood pressure?

In a study conducted for the Journal of Human Hypertension in 2007, researchers found that patients receiving chiropractic manual adjustments reported a significant reduction in blood pressure.

Beyond this study, chiropractic adjustments can provide a very relaxing experience, and reduced stress may contribute to lower blood pressure.

Our chiropractor near Huntington can also provide a variety of other helpful options, including:

  • Chiropractic
  • Care Corrective Exercise
  • Massage Therapy
  • Spinal & Postural Screenings

If you’re suffering from hypertension, contact us here to make an appointment with our chiropractor near Huntington at Suffolk County Chiropractic.

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