The relationship between how the heart functions and whether or not there are vertebral subluxations (mis-alignments in the spine) is significant.
A couple of years ago a cardiologist and his wife became patients at a Chiropractic Wellness Center. The Chiropractor checked their medical history, examined their nervous system, did the necessary x-rays, and scheduled a follow-up appointment to discuss the findings. Once the health benefits of chiropractic care and their test results were explained, recommendations were made to restore and optimize their health. The cardiologist understood why the doctor had made the recommendations and understood how chiropractic care benefited his nervous system and overall health. However, he felt that his wife had no need for care since she had no nerve interference due to disc degeneration.
Further discussion continued about the neurology behind subluxations and the Chiropractor explained spinal adjustments have a wide-spread neuro-physiological effect on the body and could help restore balance to the autonomic nervous system. Individuals do not have to struggle with the ill effects of spinal mis-alignments throughout their life. The husband soon understood the only viable solution was chiropractic care in order to deal with the spinal misalignments, or subluxations that were making it difficult for his wife to function.
When she first arrived, she was taking drugs to address issues with her thyroid. She was on the path that most people are on in America when they have medical issues, taking drugs, drugs, and more drugs. No one checked out her nervous system or spine. Many people are looking for a better, more natural solution, just like this woman. Chiropractic, particularly upper cervical chiropractic, provides a better solution.
The cardiologist most likely would have dismissed the need for care if he thought the problem was limited to just a soft nerve being pinched by a hard bone. Once both of them understood how the nervous system is responsible for controlling every single system within the body, they understood the real value of chiropractic care.
There are a number of things that we need to consider when it comes to the problem of heart disease in our society:
* One out of every four deaths in the United States of America occurs because of heart disease. That's 600,000 people each year.
* For both men and women, heart disease is the number one cause of death.
* In the US, $108.9 billion is spent treating coronary heart disease alone.
Heart disease has killed more women than men each year since 1984. As the number one killer of women, heart disease is now responsible for more deaths than the combinations of all types of cancers. However, only 56% of all women in America realize that the greatest threat to their health is heart disease.
Are you staggered by those numbers? Knowing the integral role played by the spine is critical. When the spine is healthy, both the heart and the entire vascular system are able to fully function.
Chiropractors can directly affect the function of the heart in ways that a medical doctor cannot.
For more information about how chiropractic can restore and optimize your health, call 480-525-7841 to schedule a free consultation at the valley’s premiere Wellness Center. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists caring for families for over 16 years. Don’t wait to get sick to get healthy, your future depends on what you do today!