Researched Chiropractic Benefits 2

In the previous post, Researched Chiropractic Benefits we discovered some remarkable research results pertaining to the effect of chiropractic treatment on various medical conditions. Here are some further findings.

Blood Pressure

In 2007, George Bakris, a world-renowned expert on the subject of hypertension conducted a study on the effects of chiropractic treatment on hypertensive patients. The results, which were published in the Human Journal of Hypertension, likened the effects of one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment to that of two blood pressure-lowering drugs. Remarkably, the results of just one adjustment lasted more than six months.

When comparisons were made between those patients who were treated with chiropractic and those treated with a placebo, the patients receiving chiropractic care realized an average 14 mm Hg greater drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure count) and an average 8 mm Hg greater drop in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom blood pressure number).

There have also been other studies dealing with hypotensive patients, in which the existing low blood pressure was raised to normal levels after chiropractic care. This is a significant finding because it points out the body’s ability to create a healthy environment once the vertebral subluxations have been addressed.

Surgery Prevention

Natural health care providers have always believed that chiropractic is a natural preventative when it comes to back surgery. And in truth, the lower back pain guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association actually recommends individuals experiencing back pain make chiropractic their first choice before turning to surgery.

Frozen Shoulder

Recently a clinical trial was held in which patients suffering from frozen shoulder (a condition characterized by stiffness and pain, leading to limited mobility) received chiropractic treatment.

The results of this trial are as follows.

Of fifty patients: sixteen were completely recovered; twenty-five experienced a seventy-five to ninety percent recovery; eight experienced a fifty to seventy-five percent recovery; and one experienced a zero to fifty percent recovery.