Love yourself, heart & spine… they go hand and hand
Cardiovascular disease is the number-one cause of death of people in the United States.
Heart health and spinal alignment go hand-in-hand. A misalignment of the spine can cause miscommunication, stress, and dis-ease with your heart.
Your heart and blood vessels connect to your nervous system through millions of nerves. These nerves control heart rate and blood pressure, essential factors for heart health.
Chiropractic care positively impacts these nerves and, in turn, is beneficial to the wellbeing of your cardiovascular system. Even seemingly minor interferences in spinal alignment can lead to more serious health conditions later in life, including cardiovascular disease or a heart attack.
Benefits of chiropractic care include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved nerve function of the heart
- Decreased inflammation (inflammation in your body can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular events)
- Stronger heart rate and heart rate variability (a healthy heart has a full range of variable speeds)
- Decreased chest pain
- Supported lung function (the heart and lungs are a close-knit unit – poor lung function has been linked to poor heart function)
Interference with the nerves that run your parasympathetic nervous system may not be the only cause of high blood pressure or other heart issues you may be experiencing. But by alleviating any problems directly caused by the subluxation of the spine, you’ll be able to work with your cardiologist to determine additional courses of treatment.
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.