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Can Chiropractic Help My Blood Pressure?

We see all kinds of patients in our  Tree of Life Chiropractic – Redmond office. We have seen many patients become healthy enough to get off of their medications. With so many side effects related to taking medication, our objective is to help your body function the way it was meant to and not need to rely on medication or other short term approaches. I had the opportunity to have my research published in a peer reviewed journal with my mentor Dr. Robert Kessinger in 2015.

Feel free to check out the abstract here and/or come into the office and grab yourself a hard copy of the full article.


Improvement in Chronic Hypertension Following a Single Upper Cervical Adjustment: A Case Report
Robert C Kessinger, DC & Carl Moe, DC

(Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ January 19, 2015 ~ Pages 1-5)

Objective:  To report a case presenting with chronic hypertension undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care.

Clinical Features: A 55-year-old male seeking chiropractic care with a 20-25 year history of hypertension. Various medication combinations have been used without success in maintaining normal blood pressure. Radiographs revealed an atlas misalignment anterior and superior with right laterality. History revealed a traumatic side blow cervical spine injury 25-30 years prior to chiropractic visit.

Intervention and Outcome: The patient received upper cervical specific chiropractic care over a seven month period. Thermography performed bilateral in the cervical spine via infra-red technology and leg length inequality were used to analyze progress on a daily visit basis. Radiographic analysis was utilized to determine the characteristics of the upper cervical misalignment present. An upper cervical adjustment was performed according to the KCUCS knee chest protocol. Through the course of 7 months care, the patient received one upper cervical adjustment and the blood pressure progressively lowered.

Conclusion: The findings presented in this case study suggest that an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment may benefit patients who have unresolved chronic hypertension.

Key Words: Atlas, Subluxation, Upper Cervical Spine, Hypertension, Upper Cervical Knee Chest Adjustment

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