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Table 1

Return to:   Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses to Specific Diversified Adjustments
to Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxations of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Changes in pre- to postadjustment findings in cervical vs thoracic regions in relation to various autonomic responses

Pulse Rate, BP Pulse Pressure
Cervical Segments
ESThoracic Segments
ES
N = 40Mean ± SDMean ± SD
Pre Pulse (beats/min)69.6 ± 12.40.0472.4 ± 9.00.06
Post Pulse (beats/min)69.1 ± 7.671.9 ± 9.7
Pre Systolic BP (mm Hg)119.6 ± 13.30.03117.3 ± 9.10.20
Post Systolic BP (mm Hg)120.0 ± 9.9115.5 ± 11.8
Pre Diastolic BP (mm Hg)80.9 ± 11.50.5074.8 ± 11.10.30
Post Diastolic BP (mm Hg)75.3 ± 11.2 (P = .038)77.8 ± 9.4
Pre Pulse Pressure (mm Hg)38.8 ± 7.40.8241.0 ± 6.40.66
Post Pulse Pressure (mm Hg)44.8 ± 8.2 (P = .044)36.8 ± 7.3
HRV Findings
n = 7
Pre SDNN65.6 ± 23.70.3099.0 ± 31.40.05
Post SDNN58.6 ± 14.997.3 ± 16.5
Pre Cervical SDNN65.6 ± 23.7
Pre Thoracic SDNN99.0 ± 31.4 (P = .021)
Post Cervical SDNN58.6 ± 14.9
Post Thoracic SDNN97.3 ± 16.5 (P = .000)
Pre T Power1211 ± 661.50.243174 ± 15090.35
Post T Power1051 ± 484.62641 ± 732.8
Pre Cervical T Power1211 ± 661.5
Pre Thoracic T Power3174 ± 1509 (P = .017)
Post Cervical T Power1051 ± 484.6
Post Thoracic T Power2641 ± 732.8 (P = .000)
Four participants were given cervical adjustments when indicated, and 3 were given thoracic adjustments. Pre, Preadjustment; Post, postadjustment; T, total.

Significant differences were seen pre- to postadjustment after cervical adjustments in regard to a decrease in diastolic BP and increase in pulse pressure.
Comparisons of group receiving cervical adjustments and group receiving thoracic adjustments.