The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that heart disease is the number one cause of death for both women and men, taking the lives of an estimated 610,000 people each year.
More concerning is the volume of heart attacks that take place, affecting over 700,000 Americans annually.
The reach that cardiovascular disease has in terms of how many people it affects each year has a significant economic impact on our health care system. The annual cost of health care, treatment, and medication combined with the costs of lost productivity due to coronary disease is over $100 billion.
The medical costs associated with treating heart disease and stroke exceeds $400 billion.
Treating Heart Disease with Chiropractic Care
Understanding how fragile your system becomes with the onset of heart disease, Chiropractic treatment offers a cost effective, safe alternative to prescription medication, which often contain harmful side effects.
One specific type of heart condition that Chiropractic care is able to address is heart palpitations.
Understanding More About Heart Palpitations
The Mayo Clinic defines heart palpitations as the sensation of a skipping, rapid, or fluttering heartbeat.
The sensation tends to last for only a few moments and is often harmless. Sometimes, patients can experience palpitations in their chest, neck, and/or throat as a result of performing some type of strenuous activity or suffering from stress.
In some cases, they may be the result of some type of critical medical condition, like an irregular heartbeat.
If this is the case, patients should seek medical treatment as soon as possible, especially if they have already felt out of breath, chest pain, and/or dizziness.
Chiropractic Adjustments Can Treat Heart Palpitations
Spinal adjustments focus on removing built up tension connected to your nerves, in order to relieve pain.
Since your spine is the main conduit for the central nervous system, adjustments that are applied to this particular area of your body, allows you to also remove pressure around your heart, lungs, and arteries.
In terms of supporting your heart’s health, Chiropractic adjustments that are applied to your neck, or the cervical region of your spine is proven to help lower blood pressure. When you are able to stabilize your blood pressure, you are also able to reduce your heart rate and therefore, heart palpitations.
Adjustments that are applied to the thoracic area of your spine are known to be even more effective for reducing heart palpitations by removing pressure that’s connected to the nerves surrounding your heart.
Support Your Cardiovascular Health and Give Us A Call
You can take control over your heart’s health and live a longer life by simply giving us a call.
Visiting one of our experiencing Chiropractors on a regular basis can not only help prevent you from developing some type of heart disease, but it can also:
- Reduce stress
- Improve flexibility
- Increase vitality
- Reduce chronic pain.
You can schedule an appointment by calling our office number (404) 889-8826.
We also welcome walk-in visits, so please feel to stop by. Our address is:
2346 Wisteria Drive, Suite 110,
Snellville, GA 30078