Chiropractic care can help the entire body, including the heart. Spinal adjustments have been shown to decrease blood pressure and lower your heart rate. Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center of San Rafael, CA wants our patients to know about the benefits chiropractic may have for the heart.
Adjustments to the spine to create in line vertebrae allow nerves and tissues in the surrounding area to function normally. When a vertebra is misaligned, this causes pressure onto the tissues and nerves which can interrupt messages to and from the brain. When the C1 vertebra is misaligned even slightly, it can disrupt messages that affect the heart.
It is thought that when the C1 vertebra is misaligned, it sends out signals that contract the arteries. Therefore, blood pressure is increased in both the systolic number and the diastolic number. When the C1 vertebra is moved back into place, it decreases the blood pressure again in both systolic and diastolic measurements. It is also thought that when the rest of your cervical spine is adjusted, the eight pairs of nerves in the cervical spine are able to function properly which may reduce the heartrate.
If you have high blood pressure or just want to be sure that your body is functioning optimally, consider trying chiropractic care. To schedule an appointment with Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center of San Rafael, CA, please contact us by calling (415) 721-7520 or by visiting our website, www.summitchiro.net.