February: American Heart Month

February: American Heart Month

Chiropractic Care for Heart Health in Kalamazoo MI

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 Kalamazoo 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 vertebrae and who also had a history of high blood pressure! The results of this study showed that after a one-time 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 heart beat!

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 Resilience Family Chiropractic, our Kalamazoo 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 269-389-0345 or click here to schedule your New Patient Appointment!

Sources: University of Chicago Medicine, NCBI, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

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Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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