Chiropractic treatment prevents from heart attacksTweet
Apr 20, 2016 , 6 min read
According to the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), chiropractic is "a health profession concerned with the diagnosis,
treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health".
Chiropractic is safe and an effective way to encourage spinal motion or flexibility, decrease pain and restore range of motion.Chiropractors use their hands to treat disorders of the bones, muscles and joints. Treatments that involve using the hands in this way are called "Manual therapies".
When the flow of oxygen rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly blocks, the heart can't get oxygen. If blood flow isn't restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die and heart attack occurs. Heart attack doesn’t just appear as pain in the chest, but also as pain in the arms, neck, and mid-back. It’s a phenomenon called referred pain. Pain inside the heart muscle travel to shoulder or back and chiropractors take that pain into consideration.
While chiropractic care is mostly used for backaches, headaches and neck pains but there are some patients who say their chiropractor has helped their heart.They say there has been a change in heart arrhythmia with chiropractic adjustments in the thoracic (mid-back) spine and neck.Research has also shown that there is some evidence that chiropractic affects the autonomic nervous system, the part of the nervous system that directs the heart rate.
Even though a chiropractor is not a cardiologist, but their treatment can increase vitality, boost immunity, relieve a variety of musculoskeletal ailments and strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system for both men and women.
Some patients report improved energy, better sleep, improved digestion and overall improvements in their vitality, among other changes.In research, chiropractic has been shown to be safe and cost-effective for a number musculoskeletal conditions