Almost 1/3 of all adults in the United States are diagnosed as hypertensive. Over time, hypertension can develop into numerous other diseases such as ischemic heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. The traditional medical approach to managing this is to artificially lower blood pressure using medications. However, because these medications only artificially lower blood pressure, many Americans are beginning to seek out and include other ways to manage blood pressure more naturally.
A 2017 case study described a 50-year-old man who had been suffering from low back and neck pain for 5 years and hypertension for 24 years. During chiropractic evaluation, subluxation and significant levels of nerve interference were found throughout the spine, particularly in the upper neck where the brain stem is located. The brain stem has many functions including regulating blood pressure. The chiropractor took the man's blood pressure before and after each adjustment and found an average drop of 9 mmHg systolic and 4 mm Hg diastolic each time!
Vansen, Z., DC. (2017). Reduction of Blood Pressure in a Patient Receiving Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of Literature. A. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 2017(1), 15-33.