February may be the shortest month of the year, but we love it because it’s all about the heart!  While the celebration of Valentine’s Day might be what pushes the heart to center stage, we want to take this month to talk about something you might not know.  Chiropractic care can actually improve your heart health!  Keep reading to find out how.  

Heart health probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about chiropractic care. While most people associate chiropractic treatment with back and neck pain relief which it certainly does provide, treatments also help to improve your heart health. With regular visits to the chiropractor you can offer your body a simple way to protect your heart and improve your overall wellness. 

The heart and lungs work together to keep your body healthy. The oxygen from the air you breathe passes from your lungs into your bloodstream. Every beat of your heart sends oxygenated blood to your organs and tissues. Your heart won’t receive the oxygen it needs if a misaligned vertebrae presses on a nerve that serves the lungs. Relieving pressure on the nerve with a chiropractic adjustment may improve lung function, which in turn helps keep your heart healthy. Treatments also loosen tight chest or back muscles that may be affecting your ability to take deep breaths.

High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and increases your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease or vision loss. In some cases, high blood pressure can be caused by a misaligned vertebrae in the neck. Car accidents, injuries or poor posture can cause the vertebrae to move out of alignment, negatively impacting your overall health and comfort.  Chiropractic care is a good option for anyone but may be particularly helpful if you have a condition that affects your ability to breathe without struggle, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death of people in the United States. It’s so common in fact that heart health is at the forefront of most adult’s health concerns. People understand that it is important to take proper actions to prevent cardiovascular disease for a long, healthy life. One way to do this is via routine chiropractic care. Developing a relationship with your chiropractic team can help you on your way to a healthier you.  What may have started because of an ache or pain can blossom into a comprehensive treatment plan with your personalized health in the center of it all.  

Information is one of the most common reasons why people develop chronic cardiovascular issues. Chiropractic adjustments can help people reduce inflammation throughout the body. This includes inflammation that would otherwise take place in the arteries, veins, and heart. By reducing inflammation throughout the heart, people can prevent chronic cardiovascular issues from developing in the first place.

This National Heart Month, protect your heart with a visit to the chiropractor. Chronic cardiovascular issues are still among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality across the world. If you see a chiropractic professional on a regular basis, you can treat and prevent cardiac issues that would otherwise lead to serious medical issues. We are here to help and would love to connect with you!