Cough. Diarrhea or constipation. Dizziness or lightheadedness. Erection problems. Feeling nervous. Feeling tired, weak, drowsy, or a lack of energy. Headache. Nausea or vomiting. The above list makes up the common side effects of popular blood pressure medications; and if any, or all, do not sound appealing to you, then perhaps trying chiropractic adjustments as a more wholesome option. A study completed by the University of Chicago in March of 2007 showed that after eight weeks of specific C-1 vertebral adjustments, the participants had both diastolic and systolic reduction comparable to taking two types of blood pressure medications, simultaneously. The study results showed that an average of 14 points dropped off the top, systolic, number and 8 points dropped off the bottom, diastolic, number.
There is a direct correlation between high blood pressure and neck pain. When the cervical vertebrae are misaligned, it puts extra stress on the surrounding joints and unnecessary pressure on the blood vessels. Misalignment can also cause inflammation which triggers soreness, stiffness and reduced range of motion. If you have pain in your neck, it could be a symptom of high blood pressure, which means frequent chiropractic adjustments could be beneficial to your overall wellbeing.
Introducing chiropractic adjustments as either a preemptive strategy or as a supplemental strategy could greatly improve your health and possibly reduce the amount of daily medications needed. With the cost of prescription medication steadily rising, exploring alternative practices with a more holistic approach could be beneficial to your body and your bank account. The average cost for common blood pressure medicine annually ranges between $740-$990; imagine what you could do with that amount of money. Also, keep in mind, that average is just the cost of the blood pressure medicine, and does not include the cost of the medications you will be prescribed to help relieve the blood pressure medication side effects.
If you find yourself tired of being stuck in a pill orientated, side effect heavy cycle, then you may want to consider chiropractic adjustment as an alternative. Regaining the mobility of your neck and reducing your blood pressure could be just an adjustment away.