Most people think of chiropractic care as therapeutic treatment for back injuries. Yes, chiropractic adjustments do address the nervous system, including pain, but it actually benefits multiple areas of your health. Because the nervous system essentially serves as the body’s information highway, helping all other systems communicate with one another, chiropractic care will actually benefit multiple areas of your health.
For example, did you know chiropractic care can even help to keep your cardiovascular system healthy? Regular adjustments will benefit your heart and arteries in the following four ways…
Reduced inflammation. We know that chiropractic care reduces inflammation throughout the body. That includes the heart, arteries, and veins. And since heart disease is linked to high levels of inflammation, you definitely want to address that problem.
Lowered blood pressure. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to lower blood pressure. Since this can lead to less stress on your heart, regular treatment could protect your cardiovascular system and ward off damage to this important organ.
Address stress and anxiety. It’s no mystery that stress and anxiety take a toll on the heart. Those who suffer from excess stress and anxiety often experience heart palpitations, high blood pressure, and other potentially dangerous symptoms. Chiropractic care that addresses nervous system dysfunction can benefit your heart by soothing this strain on your system.
Improved lung function. This is another example of body systems working together. In order to pump adequate amounts of oxygen to every cell of your body, your heart needs the lungs to pitch in and do their job. Chiropractic care benefits lung function, so that they can supply your body with the oxygen you need.
If you suffer from a serious heart condition, we definitely recommend that you follow your specialist’s advice on lifestyle changes and medication. But chiropractic care can add another dimension to your treatment. And for those who are healthy, regular adjustments can help to keep you that way.
Give us a call to discuss your treatment regimen, and we can help you protect your heart as well as the rest of your health.