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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What is an adjustment for? 

People will often ask what the benefit is to getting chiropractic adjustments. The number one benefit that I can think about is taking the pressure off the back, neck and spine from stress.

Stress can be physical, chemical or emotional. When there is pressure on the back, neck and spine, this places pressure on the spinal cord and nerves which are held in the spine. Chiropractic releases this pressure.

Since the nerve system controls every cell, tissue and organ in the body, the results from the adjustment can be remarkable. A chiropractic adjustment is an easy thing people can do to combat the stress they have in their life. It is to this end that I think anyone would benefit from having the spine checked regularly for subluxation ( misalignment) of the spine.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

High Blood Pressure 


March 2007
Study: Chiropractic reduces blood pressure

A new study published in the Journal of Hypertension suggests that correcting a misalignment of the Atlas vertebra can correct high blood pressure.

The pilot study, “Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: A pilot study,” conducted by researchers at Rush University Hypertension Center, Chiropractic Health Center, Barrington Family Medical Clinic, and the Atlas Research Foundation, all in the Chicago area, showed that abnormalities of the cervical spine at the level of the Atlas vertebra increased blood pressure. Correcting malalignment of the Atlas vertebra reduces and maintains a lower blood pressure.

The study used a double-blind testing method. The researchers concluded, “No adverse effects were recorded. We conclude that restoration of Atlas alignment is associated with marked and sustained reductions in BP similar to the use of two-drug combination therapy.”

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