Millions of Americans take medication to lower their blood pressure but new research suggests there may be a better solution. The idea is that some people may be able to toss their pills and visit a chiropractor instead. So how would it work and is this method right for everyone?
At first, the idea of visiting a chiropractor to treat high blood pressure may seem unusual. However, chiropractic medicine has been around for over 100 years, and the founders of chiropractic medicine were primarily concerned with improving health. The research suggests that chiropractic care may be more effective at lowering blood pressure than some medications! Furthermore, the research suggests it can be beneficial to some people but is not for everyone.
One in three adults suffer from high blood pressure, nobody can say for sure what makes it rise. But now a new medical study is cautiously suggesting an unusual way to bring it down - realign the spine. When the spine is misaligned it can affect all types of things, all types of diseases and conditions. The idea is that the C1 vertebra, located at the top of the spine, operates like a fuse box in the body. When the C1 vertebra is twisted, it can pinch arteries and nerves at the base of the neck.