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Nov, 2014

High Blood Pressure and Today’s Chiropractic?

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Patients involved in a study experienced a significant lowering of both their systolic and diastolic blood pressure after receiving chiropractic adjustments.(1) That’s incredible news if you are one of the 19 out of 20 Canadian’s who are estimated to develop hypertension (high blood pressure) in their lifetime.(2)

For those of you who have read my blog for a while you’ll know exactly why. Because the nervous system controls everything. Even blood pressure.

Our family learned this first hand through my mom’s sky high blood pressure for over 9 years. Doctors and specialists continued to prescribe blood pressure medication while her blood pressure went out of control. She was in danger of having a stroke for years. It was the only tool they had so that’s what was given. On the other hand, while I was home visiting for the weekend I would adjust her, and the blood pressure would go down for a few day’s. Only to return later in the week. It turned out that she had an adrenal issue that was causing the blood pressure.

Even though the adjustments only held the blood pressure at bay for a few day’s, I know those adjustments all those years ago saved her life until the real issue could be discovered. All that transpired almost 20 years ago. She’s been adjusted ever since, and is healthier today than 20+ years ago!

I am so thankful.

Your nervous system is an incredible thing and you need to take care of it with today’s, very advanced, safe and effective chiropractic care.

If you’re not taking care of your nervous system then you really are at risk for disease and sickness that have no business in your body.

Living a long, healthy, active AND significant life is possible and you need a healthy nervous system to do it. If you don’t know how your nervous system is doing then it’s time to change that. It’s a check up that will take a few minutes out of your day, but that checkup could one day save your life.

1. McKnight ME, DeBoer KF. Preliminary Study of blood Pressure Changes in Normotensive Subjects Undergoing Chiropractic Care. JMPT, 1988; 11(4): 261-266.
2. 2 http://www.hypertension.ca/faq

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3 thoughts on “High Blood Pressure and Today’s Chiropractic?

  1. Martha | Vision Group Corp

    Working behind the desk for numerous years now and having back pains and lower neck pain really intensifies stress which maybe is one of the main causes of my high blood pressure. Having this straighten out I guess will not just eliminate the pain but would also benefit my blood pressure as well.
    This here is a wonderful idea… may want to consider seeing a chiropractor. Would it require for me to wait till my blood pressure normalize before undergoing a chiropractic adjustment tho?

  2. Dr. Jenkins

    As with all health conditions in a chiropractic office, our goal is to remove the interference with the nerve system and as this article show’s can have a positive effect in managing blood pressure issues. One thing we always advise is to work closely with your medical doctor in any changes to your medication. I have had several clients who’s blood pressure dropped below normal as the medication continued to act while we were removing the spinal and neurological problems. It’s important to monitor the blood pressure so the medication can be slowly decreased as your body normalizes. So the answer to your question is it requires co-management until you no longer see the need for the medical intervention. This requires a physician that is willing to work with your chiropractor to help you, but they are out there.

  3. Martha | Vision Group Corp

    Thanks Dr. Jenkins! That is just a very sound advice. I was considering an early retirement within the next two or three years, if my back pain persisted. I even once thought of wearing back braces to correct my posture while sitting all day, my sitting posture i think is the main contributor to my chronic back pain… I oftentimes thought how good it is to lie down while working with a pillow on my back :)… Thanks again for sharing this wonderful idea.

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