About 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure, according to the CDC. Things such as genetics and poor lifestyle choices play a significant role in this staggering number. Fortunately, chiropractic can help lower blood pressure, sometimes dramatically.
A groundbreaking, placebo controlled study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension saw an average drop of 14mm Hg in systolic blood pressure (the top number) and an average drop of 8mm HG in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) 8 weeks after receiving just 1 chiropractic adjustment. According to the study leader, George Bakris, M.D., "this procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination."
I often see patients that are taking two, sometimes three prescriptions to help reduce and control blood pressure. Most state that they would prefer not to be on medication if they could. Through chiropractic treatment and lifestyle changes we are often able to see dramatic changes in blood pressure. In working with our patients' primary physicians, we are in many cases able to reduce dependency on their medications.
If you or someone you know has high blood pressure and would like to learn more about how chiropractic can help, we invite you to schedule a free consultation. You can reach us at (708) 478-4400.