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Chiropractic and Hypotension


Chiropractic May Help to Reduce HypertensionDr David Egan,  Chiropractor


I just came across an interesting paper in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. (Published by McCoy Press)

The paper was a case study of a 57-year-old male who had hypertension of 150/90 mm Hg as well as a few other musculo-skeletal complaints. The patient was examined and found to have a C1 subluxation using the NUCCA technique. After sixteen chiropractic treatments to his upper cervical region his blood pressure had returned to normal values of 120-130/80-90 mm Hg.

As a Chiropractor these kinds of results always amaze me but after 23 years of practice do not surprise me anymore. We have seen similar results in our practice over the years.

I am currently treating a patient with achalasia (inability to swallow due to a loss of motor innervation to the esophagus.) I am hopeful that chiropractic will be able to help this patient as he has exhausted all other medical alternatives at this point. Only time will tell.

Please do not assume that because of the successful results with one patient that all patients with hypotension will respond in the same way with chiropractic treatment. This was only a single case study – more studies need to be done before we can determine if there is a definite correlation between chiropractic adjustments and hypotension.

Chiropractic is not a therapy that is directed at specific conditions or symptoms but is concerned with locating and correcting spinal subluxations. Subluxations are segmental restrictions or misalignments in the spine that also interfere with normal nerve function. A healthy nervous system plays a role in the control and regulation of every cell, organ and structure in the body. Chiropractic adjustments not only restore normal joint biomechanics but have the ability to restore normal nerve function as well.

Many people think that Chiropractic is only helpful for your back or neck pain. However, Chiropractic is about having an optimally functioning nervous system that in turn, allows you and your body to be as healthy as possible.


Yours, in optimal health,

Dr. David Egan

Scott Road Chiropractic

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  1. Nik says
    Mar 07, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Hi did you have any positive outcome with the patient with Achalasia

    • says
      Mar 07, 2019 at 9:13 AM

      Hi Nicole. Unfortunately, no. Our treatment did not help him. Dr. David Egan

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