70 million American adults – 1 in every 3 – suffer from high blood pressure. Only half of these people have their condition under control. This condition has become so common it now costs the United States $46 billion a year. With this many people suffering from high blood pressure, it is no surprise that heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. While blood pressure medications are often effective treatments, they can come with many harmful side effects.
A recent research study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics shows chiropractic adjustments to the upper neck can lower systolic blood pressure almost immediately. Another study aired on ABC News demonstrated that just one adjustment to the top bone in the neck lowered blood pressure on average by 17 points, and was more effective than the two leading blood pressure medications on the market.