You may already know that February is American Heart Month! But, what you may not
realize is that heart disease is often referred to as “the silent killer” and claims the lives
of 647,000 Americans every single year, according to the CDC. That means every 37
seconds, someone dies from heart disease in the United States alone!

Fortunately, your Victor chiropractors are here to share one of the best-kept secrets in
maintaining your heart health: chiropractic care!


A Natural Approach to Heart Health:

 

Spoiler alert! Chiropractic care isn’t solely for back pain and body aches! Especially
when you visit a chiropractor who specializes in neurologically based care! Studies have
shown that chiropractic adjustments can greatly support your cardiovascular system
and promote heart health!

According to a recent study done by the University of Chicago Medicine, chiropractic
care can even aid in regulating your blood pressure! This Chicago-area study was given
to 50 individuals with a misaligned Atlas vertebra who also had a history of high blood
pressure! The results of this study showed that after one chiropractic adjustment, blood
pressure decreased significantly! In fact, the decrease was so effective that it was
equivalent to taking two blood-pressure drugs at once!

Your Spine and Heart Health


Your spine protects two nervous systems called the sympathetic nervous system and
the parasympathetic nervous system. Their main priority is to accelerate and decelerate
your heartbeat! These nerves are actually located in the upper cervical and thoracic
areas of your spine! When you have what’s called a subluxation, that means one of your
vertebrae has shifted out of proper alignment. More often than not, this misalignment
places pressure and irritation on your spinal nerves! Because of this, those nerves are
not able to properly communicate and function the way they were designed to. When it
comes to your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, a subluxation can
mean a downregulation of your heartbeat!

 

When left uncared for, these subluxations can slowly lead to major consequences on
your heart including:
Arrhythmia
Chest pain
High blood pressure
Cardiac arrest
Stroke
Just to name a few…


So, where does chiropractic care come in?

At Rhino Chiropractic, our Victor chiropractors are here to help get your heart health
back on track. Using specific chiropractic care, our chiropractors will search for the root
cause of your health concerns and work to craft a specific plan to help you reach your
health goals!
If you or a loved one struggles with heart disease, high blood pressure, or if you’d like to
increase your overall heart health, you can contact our team at 585-420-7926 or click here
to schedule your New Patient Appointment!
Sources: University of Chicago Medicine, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health