How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care lowers pulse pressure

Did you know that Chiropractic care has been shown to lower pulse pressure?? What is pulse pressure you might say! Well pulse pressure is the difference between the “lub dub” or the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. 120(systolic)/80(diastolic) = 40(Pulse pressure). AND Pulse pressure has been shown to be a predictor of cardiovascular disease and a 20% increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. The paper we review today is titled “Pulse pressure finding following upper cervical care: a practice-based observational study”,

Pulse pressure is lowered by nearly 10mmhg in the at-risk population that have high systolic and diastolic difference. This high-risk range is greater than a 49 mmhg difference. The medium or normal range is between 40-49 mmhg and the low range is below 40 mmhg. Pulse pressure was reduced by 8.9mmg in the high group which was a statistically significant reduction. If you or someone you know is at high risk of cardiovascular disease, obviously exercise and nutrition are very important, but Upper cervical chiropractic care may also be a way to prevent and reduce the risk of cardiovascular accidents and disease. Give our office a call if you are interested in finding out more. 603.380.9184

You might be wondering what your neck has to do with your heart. Well, there is a direct nerve connection between your heart and your neck through the VAGUS nerve. The brainstem is where the heart of the Autonomic Nervous System lives. The “rest and digest” and “fight or flight” controls the accelerator and the brakes for the internal function of the body. Heart rate, breathing, digestion, immune function, and homeostasis are all controlled here. So if the neck has an obvious influence over this area through the brain stem then doesn’t it make sense to have the upper cervical spine checked on a regular basis to see if the Nervous System is functioning properly?? That’s what Upper Cervical Chiropractors do on a daily basis. We check to see if the nerves are firing properly down from the brain, out to every organ tissue and cell in the body, and back to the brain from the body. This is so important to understand when dealing with health issues of any kind. If there is any spinal nerve interference, then there could be issues in the areas those nerves control. This study shows that PULSE PRESSURE is heavily influenced by Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, but we have reviewed countless other studies that show lowered systolic and diastolic pulse, better heart rate variability, better flow of Cerebrospinal fluid, better drainage of the venous fluid out of the skull, increase in eye sight, increase in hearing, decrease in Meneiers symptoms, decrease in multiple sclerosis symptoms, and countless others… If you know of someone suffering from health issues of any kind make sure they have had their Upper Cervical spine checked. Give our office a call if you have questions at 603.380.9184