Since the middle of the 20th century, the concept of Chiropractic care has significantly increased in popularity, awareness, and use.
Most patients visit our Jonesboro Chiropractors to reduce some type of musculoskeletal pain, although specific forms of discomfort may suggest that a patient is experiencing the onset of a heart attack either immediately before or after they receive treatment.
Research offered by the Palmer Chiropractic College suggests that receiving Chiropractic adjustments on an ongoing basis can:
- Lower blood pressure
- Prevent heart attacks
- Relieve chest pain
- Reduce heart rate
- Protect the cardiovascular system.
Chiropractic Care Prevents Heart Attacks
Researchers from Palmer College studied the effects of Chiropractic treatment on the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. They found that regular adjustments actually relieve pain and stabilize heart rate.
Anecdotal accounts suggest that adjustments that are applied to the first cervical vertebra may stop heart attacks as they are taking place. If a particular patient suffers a heart attack during an adjustment, a Chiropractor may apply some type of gentle massage technique to stabilize the central and nervous systems.
How Chiropractic Treatment Reduces High Blood Pressure
The application of Chiropractic techniques is proven to significantly reduce high blood pressure, as well as anxiety.
Studies that have reviewed systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels before and after an examination prove that patients who receive ongoing treatment experience significant improvement around stabilizing their blood pressure and reducing anxiety.
Understanding The Signs of A Heart Attack
Did you know that women are just as susceptible to experiencing a heart attack as men? According to the Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association, women are also less likely to go to a hospital or follow through with rehabilitation during or after their experience.
When women experience a heart attack, they tend to feel sharp pain in their upper back and neck areas. Other signs that tend to indicate a heart attack for women are:
- Heavy panting and/or shortness of breath
- Excruciating chest pain
- Sporadic pain that shoots throughout the entire body.
Live A Longer, Healthier Life
The benefits that Chiropractic care provides are astounding when considering the type of severe conditions it can address and prevent from becoming worse over time.
Our treatment methods can help improve your immune system, increase your vitality, and address a range of musculoskeletal conditions, while also supporting your heart and cardiovascular system.
If members of your family suffer from high blood pressure or heart attacks, if you smoke cigarettes or consume alcohol on a regular basis, your chances of experiencing some type of complication are high.
Give us a call today to schedule your first examination, while you also take the first step toward living a healthier, longer life.
We are available 24/7 and can answer any questions you may have.