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How to Battle High Blood Pressure


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It’s National Heart Month


You may be surprised to hear that a chiropractor can directly help your heart.  In the USA, 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure. Because there are no symptoms, only 1 out of 5 realize they have high blood pressure.  High blood pressure has stages and is very dangerous as it gets worse.


According to the CDC, having high blood pressure is a main or major contributor to about 1,100 deaths every day.  They report that high blood pressure occurs with other dangerous conditions:

  • First heart attack: 70 percent who have their first heart attack also have high blood pressure.
  • First stroke: 80 percent who have their first stroke have high blood pressure.
  • Chronic heart failure: 70 percent with chronic heart failure have high blood pressure.
  • Kidney failure: The second leading cause of kidney failure is high blood pressure.

Here in Cary, along with many other southern states, we need to be concerned with this. North Carolina is at risk as one of the higher levels of high blood pressure in the country.  One way you can combat high blood pressure is with chiropractic care.

A study was done by the Journal of Human Hypertension on the effects of chiropractic procedures on people with high blood pressure.  Patients went off blood pressure medicine for the 8-week trial. At the end of the trial, both the doctors and the statisticians were stunned at the results:

  • 25 patients with early-stage high blood pressure showed drastically reduced blood pressure compared to 25 similar patients who underwent a mock chiropractic adjustment.  
  • Those who received the actual chiropractic procedure experienced an average 14 mm Hg greater drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure count) and an average 8 mm Hg greater drop in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom blood pressure number).
  • The procedure calls for adjustment of the C-1 vertebra. It’s called the Atlas vertebra because it holds up the head (named after the titan Atlas who holds up the world in Greek mythology).
  • The study was so successful they are now putting together a much larger clinical trial.

High blood pressure can be helped in many ways; diet and exercise combined with chiropractic care is one way.  Come see us at Fonke Chiropractic and Decompression for a way to help battle high blood pressure without adverse effects.


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