Condition of the Month: Cardiovascular Disease
Dealing with high blood pressure can be a pain in the neck. Now, some doctors are trying to find out if the right adjustment can not only straighten your spine but also help hypertension. Many people with high blood pressure would like to find a way to avoid taking medication. A trip to the chiropractor may seem an unlikely alternative. But an intriguing study is showing that neck adjustments are helping some patients lower their blood pressure without drugs. What makes your blood pressure boil: stress, too much salt, lack of exercise, bad genes? Could it be an issue with the top of your spine? “They took x-rays and showed me that my neck was out of alignment,” said Denise Niemann, patient.
Niemann went to a chiropractor for pain in her neck. After having an adjustment, the pain was gone and so was something else. “My blood pressure dropped tremendously,” she said…