How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Blood Pressure

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At Waypoint Chiropractic, chiropractic care is more than just pain relief for neck and back pain. In fact, chiropractic care has been known to relieve all kinds of symptoms, illnesses, and ailments, as well as improve quality of life for practice members of all ages and levels of health. If you have difficulty with high blood pressure, you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cary Gentry at Waypoint Chiropractic to learn more about how chiropractic can help address and improve your condition.

Understanding High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart is pumping and the amount of resistance to that blood flow your arteries provide. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when your heart is pumping more blood and your arteries are restricted or narrowed, causing your heart and blood vessels to work harder. Those who suffer from high blood pressure may not experience any symptoms at first, though over time, high blood pressure can lead to significant complications such as high cholesterol, a higher risk of heart disease, and increased likelihood of stroke.

Limitations of Common Treatments

Common treatments for high blood pressure include prescribed medications such as blood thinners, as well as changes to your diet and exercise regimen. The medications used to reduce high blood pressure tend to have significant side effects and can be expensive. Many people who struggle with high blood pressure find their medications frustrating because of the low success rate and want to consider more natural options for improving their blood pressure and avoiding chronic conditions like heart disease. Waypoint Chiropractic in Bozeman, MT provides natural and safe chiropractic care to help address blood pressure concerns and decrease your risk of related problems.

Chiropractic Care and Hypertension

Chiropractic is an extremely safe, effective, and all natural way to manage hypertension with no risk of side effects or requirement of medications. Dr. Cary Gentry provides neurologically-based chiropractic care that includes gentle adjustments to help the spine maintain its neutral position. The nervous system is housed inside the spinal column and reducing misalignments can help it function optimally, including improving blood pressure.

Studies have identified that misalignments of the atlas vertebra, which is located below the brainstem at the top of the spinal cord, can affect blood pressure significantly. Those who have utilized chiropractic care to encourage healthy blood flow and effective communication between the brain and body have seen substantial improvements in blood pressure. One study actually found that chiropractic adjustments decreased blood pressure readings by an average of 17 points. It would take two different blood pressure medications to receive the same drastic results. Because there can be few to no symptoms of high blood pressure for years, it can be difficult to identify, and yet the long-term complications and risks call for more proactive care. Meeting regularly with your Bozeman chiropractor is a great way to naturally promote health and healing in the body.

Chiropractic and Healthy Living

In addition to improving blood pressure and reducing hypertension, chiropractic care can also improve your general health and wellness through proactively correcting misalignments to improve posture, reduce tension, encourage greater energy, and promote proper movement. Before high blood pressure leads to other significant concerns for your health or you begin to experience any pain or discomfort from misalignments, contact Waypoint Chiropractic for an appointment to learn more about how Bozeman chiropractic care can help with your blood pressure concerns.


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