Heart disease has claimed countless lives in the nation. The numbers are quite frightening, and the worst part is that it keeps on rising. Heart disease can be caused by a myriad of factors, such as family history and lifestyle choices.
The current prevention and treatment options always revolve around weight control, prescription medications, exercise, and nutritional choices. However, did you know that chiropractic care is also quite effective in treating and reversing heart disease? According to one study that was published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, chiropractic care has the ability to reverse heart disease.
Chiropractic care is known for dealing with musculoskeletal issues, especially neck and back pain. But it plays a massive role in maintaining your heart health.
Your body is a complicated and interconnected system, and everything in your body connects back to your spine. For instance, your body has sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves located in the upper cervical and thoracic regions of your spine.
These nerves are the ones responsible for aiding your sinoatrial node to relax and contract and, thus, affect your heartbeat. The sinoatrial node is a natural pacemaker, and its primary function is to maintain your heart rhythm. Therefore, these nerves can accelerate or decelerate your heartbeat.
Suppose the nerves in your spine are under pressure, or you have spinal misalignment. In those cases, you could experience a plethora of issues such as increased blood pressure, hypothyroidism, and even cardiac arrest.
This is where corrective chiropractic care comes in handy. In that, the disrupted communication between your body and brain can be restored. Therefore, restoring normal regulation of your heart.
During February, the American Heart Month, make a point of seeking our chiropractors at Keough Chiropractic to help relieve pressure from your spine through a variety of gentle spinal manipulations. Contact us today.