Did you know that maintaining proper blood pressure is very important? It’s known as the “silent killer” because many people aren’t even aware that they have it! High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease. It truly amazes me, how many patients neglect to take their blood pressure medicine because they do not believe the devastating effects of this problem can happen to them.
Chiropractors are concerned with blood pressure when performing manipulation of the spine. I have even turned patients away because of severely elevated blood pressure. And while chiropractic has been shown to lower blood pressure, it is so important it be controlled, that along with diet and exercise, just taking blood pressure meds on a regular basis can provide long term stability of this problem. Because your total health is important to us, we are pleased to offer the services of our Nurse Practitioner to help co-treat patients with these issues.