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Heart Health and Spinal Function

thoracic spineIt is a well established fact that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. An often overlooked contributing factor to heart conditions is spinal health and this is why the use of Chiropractic care has been shown to have positive measurable outcomes. Research demonstrating the relationship between spinal function and heart health is impressive. Marked height loss in older men, often due to degenerative changes in bones, muscles and joints, is independently associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality and coronary heart disease.

2006 Dec 11-25;166(22):2546-52

Supporting Resources

Heart attacks are often brought on by spasms in the spinal column.

Dr. Paul Sherwood, M.A.M.B.B. Ch Cardiologist

Low vagal nerve activity may interact with genetic susceptibility, which could explain why, in people with the same low vagal activity, some people may develop Alzheimer’s Disease whereas others develop cancer or other types of cardiovascular disease.

Y. Gidron, M. De Couck Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), (2012) 122

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