Because the medulla oblongata sits in close proximity to the C1 vertebrae, great improvements in patients blood pressure are seen with chiropractic care specifically to that vertebrae. When out of alignment or subluxated, the C1 vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves coming from the medulla oblongata and therefore have a negative effect on blood pressure, causing it to be too high or in some cases too low.
In 2014, a randomized control study measured the effectiveness of correcting these subluxations to the C1 vertebrae in patients with high blood pressure (hypertension). The results showed IMMEDIATE changes in hypertension for both the systolic (top) and diastolic (bottom) numbers of blood pressure. Whats even better is that these hypertensive patients saw lasting results in their blood pressure for over 4-6 weeks post adjustments. According to the American Heart Association website over 77.9 million people or 1 out of every 3 adults have high blood pressure. This costs the United States on average nearly $46 BILLION dollars each year. And most of these patients are on more than one antihypertensive medication! Wow, imagine if chiropractic care could substitute for some of those patients!
Be good to your heart, get your spine checked today!
Yours in Health,
Dr. Nicholas J. Knutson
MOUNTAIN ISLAND CHIROPRACTIC
10917 Black Dog Ln., Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28214
Tel (704) 394-8556
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Toms, S. DC. (2014). Reduction in Arterial Blood Pressure Following Adjustment of Atlas to Correct Vertebral Subluxation:A Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study. J Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2014(3), 54-60.