Were you aware that heart disease can be linked to one in every four deaths in America? It's true, every 60 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies of a heart-related event.
Does Chiropractic Care Prevent Heart Disease?
How can one prevent heart disease? The typical answer includes: don’t smoke, manage your blood pressure and blood sugar, lower your cholesterol, stay active, eat a healthy diet and keep your weight under control. In addition to that, recent studies show that frequent chiropractic care visits can result in a healthier heart. Dr. Rashad Trabulsi, a New York Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, has been practicing in Manhattan for over a decade and has found this study to be true within his own practice, Manhattan Wellness Group. Below are 3 ways that chiropractic care keeps your heart healthy:
Improved Nervous System
Chiropractic care is usually associated with relieving pain. Although pain reduction is a major part, doctors of the team at Manhattan Wellness Group address each patient's entire nervous system, which is tied to all areas and functions of the body. A healthy and balanced nervous system strengthens your immunity as well as your heart and circulatory system.
Research has indicated that regular chiropractic adjustments help to prevent heart attacks, lower blood pressure and relive chest pain. Additionally, the adjustment of the first cervical vertebra, also known as “atlas” or “C1”, can stop some heart attacks while they are occurring by removing the compression from the artery, lowering blood pressure.
One of the most prevalent risk factor for heart disease is stress. Because chiropractic adjustments decrease both blood pressure and heart rate, anxiety and inflammation also decrease. This generally results in an increase of quality of life and reduction of stress.
Combining a chiropractic lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercise is an effective and powerful way to fight against heart disease!