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Heart Health: Avoid The Widow Maker


When back pain and neck pain occur, one of the first doctors people think of is the chiropractor.  The chiropractic affect on musculoskeletal conditions is extremely beneficial for low back pain, mid back pain and neck pain.  What the majority of the population does not realize is the effect chiropractic care has on the organs and systems in the body.

For instance, the heart.  The heart is controlled by electrical impulses.  Electrical impulses are neural impulses or nerve flow.  The impulses come from the brain down the spinal cord, through the spinal nerve to the heart.  This is how the heart functions.  If there is a disruption in neural impulse flow to an organ, the organ does not have the needed nerve electrical energy to function properly.  This malfunction can lead to a disorder in the organ of the body.  In this example, the heart.

The vast majority of fatal heart attacks are not caused by high cholesterol, fatty diets, obesity and lack of exercise.  Scientific research has shown that improper electrical nerve impulse flow is the leading cause of fatal heart attacks such as the widow maker.

While chiropractic care is not a treatment for heart disease, chiropractic care is a therapeutic method of improving nerve flow and electrical impulse flow to the heart.

Spinal misalignments alter the shape of the opening between the spinal bones.  This change in the opening puts pressure or irritation on the spinal nerve.  This decrease in nerve flow is what leads to less function in the body.  As far as the heart goes, this can interfere with certain heart functions such as rhythm and blood pressure, leading to arrhythmias and palpitations. And ultimately lead to a heart attack.

Chiropractic spinal adjustments free up the spinal nerve spaces allowing neural impulse flow to properly innervate the heart.

The chiropractic connection to heart function is through the spine.  Regular chiropractic adjustments help to ensure adequate nerve flow, improving bodily function and performance. The chiropractor and spinal adjustments should be a part of your health care program.

Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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