The Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research offered a recent case study that demonstrates a correlation between Chiropractic Adjustments and the reduction in risk associated with developing some form of heart disease.
According to the organization’s report, a 54-year-old patient who received ongoing Chiropractic treatment was able to stabilize his lipid panel in just six months.
Interestingly enough, other forms of interventions, such as exercise and diet adjustments, were not introduced into the study as means for complimenting their treatment.
Chiropractic Care and High Cholesterol
The patient cited in the case study initially visited their doctor after suffering from high cholesterol and was dependent on ten different prescribed medications to manage their condition.
Considered to be “high risk” due to his family’s health history, his lipid panels were reviewed, indicating abnormal levels of cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, just one month before initiating the Chiropractic regiment.
The Case for Chiropractic Care
Based on the results of the report, minor disturbances that affect spinal function and alignment may be a contributing factor in the development of a variety of disorders.
Spinal disturbances are known to lead to nerve interference and often result in a host of disorders because of how the body’s homeostatic mechanism becomes thrown off.
The research performed in the cited case study discovered that correcting specific misalignments and other abnormal physical behaviors can reduce nerve interference and improve the heart’s overall performance.
Spinal misalignments and other abnormalities can result in structural and neurological interferences that prevent the spine and nervous system from properly functioning.
These types of obstructions can lead to a variety of neuroendocrine reactions that result in abnormal cholesterol metabolism.
With this in mind, the purpose of the study was to prove that once these particular spinal abnormalities are corrected through Chiropractic treatment, the body can restore its physiology and improve mental and physical health.
Influence In The Chiropractic Community
The results of this study have affected other Chiropractors to continue researching the relationship between Chiropractic care and cardiovascular health.
In one particular study that monitored the health of 100 participants, researchers found that just one upper cervical adjustment has the same exact effect as two manufactured pills that are designed to stabilize blood pressure.