If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with heart disease and there is a keen interest in living a longer, healthier life, Chiropractic care can help.
Basic Chiropractic Adjustments can reverse the effects of heart disease, while also creating an extensive list of other ailments and conditions.
While the concept of Chiropractic medicine is most known for its connection with the musculoskeletal system, research shows a direct link between the application of spinal adjustments and the ability to reduce high blood pressure, stabilize heart rate, and lower cholesterol levels.
Understanding Chiropractic Care
By naturally following through with your everyday activities, your body is exposed to various forms of trauma that place excessive amounts of stress on your spine. This type of stress causes your spine to become misaligned, which creates additional stress on your body’s muscles and joints.
Chiropractic treatment utilizes manual manipulation techniques that are applied to the musculoskeletal system.
Known as “vertebral subluxation,” Chiropractic adjustments focus on realigning the musculoskeletal system so that the body can maximize its ability to heal itself.
How Chiropractic Care Can Prevent and Treat Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States and is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths.
Its economic cost exceeds $400 billion annually.
When you consider how the heart functions, it’s easy to see that even if all of the nerves going to your heart suddenly become disconnected, your heart would still be able to beat.
Your heart can do this because of the sinoatrial node, which allows you to maintain a healthy heart rate of between 65-80 beats per minute.
There are two specific nerves that regulate heart rate, which is the parasympathetic and sympathetic nerves. Because your cardiovascular system is controlled by your nervous system, which is protected by your spine, Chiropractic adjustments can maintain a constant state of homeostasis.
Adjustments help relieve your nervous system of any restrictions that are caused when your spine becomes misaligned, by essentially reinstalling the lines of communication that run through this area to your brain.
For those who have been diagnosed with heart disease, the following benefits are directly connected to ongoing Chiropractic treatment:
- Lower your blood pressure
- Strengthen your heart rate
- Reduce chest pain and discomfort
- Reduce inflammation
- Eliminate restricted nerves
- Support lung function.
Take The First Step In Fighting Cardiovascular Disease
The first step toward living a healthier life by battling the effects of heart disease is by scheduling a Chiropractic examination.
Our team of doctors helps hundreds of patients throughout Atlanta who are diagnosed with some form of cardiovascular disease. We can create a custom treatment plan that fits the specific characteristics of your condition, ensuring an effective and efficient healing process.
You can schedule an examination for this week by calling our office at (404) 889-8828.