THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSIVE DISEASE: A REVIEW OF SPINAL MANIPULATION AND THE EFFICACY OF CONSERVATIVE THERAPEUSIS
 
   

The Management of Hypertensive Disease:
A Review of Spinal Manipulation and
the Efficacy of Conservative Therapeusis

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM: J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1986 (Mar);   9 (1):   2732

Crawford JP, Hickson GS, Wiles MR


When considering the ailments that plague mankind, certainly one of the enigmatic conditions is hypertensive disease. This perplexing disorder is recognized insidiously in the clinical setting. It is believed to occur because of the complex interactions of a variety of factors which act on the components of the blood vasculature. Although afflicted individuals may appear relatively asymptomatic, the additive influences of such factors eventually culminate in deleterious sequelae. Overall, hypertension appears to be related to stress, diet and lifestyle. The autonomic nervous system, particularly its sympathetic component, appears to mediate such accumulated factors, affecting the overall clinical scenario of hypertension. Although generally aligned with the aging process, this condition also may affect younger individuals. Hypertension, therefore, may be regarded as a prime condition warranting specialized care that includes proper education during the formative years, modification of dietary habits in conjunction with daily exercise regimens, and regular spinal maintenance, all of which are covered by modern chiropractic clinical practice.


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