Atlas vertebra realignment & decreased blood pressure

Atlas vertebra realignment

“Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study.”


Hypertension (ie. High Blood Pressure) is a common disease that is typically treated with medications – often a combination of at least two medications. There is a well-established connection between positional abnormalities of the highest bone in the neck (ie. The Atlas) and high blood pressure – meaning, if the atlas is not aligned properly, often the person has high blood pressure. This study looked to see if Chiropractic adjustments of the Atlas had an effect on high blood pressure.

How the study was performed

There were two groups: one got Chiropractic adjustments of the Atlas and one got a sham procedure, over an eight-week treatment period. Blood pressure was measured at the beginning and throughout the treatment. At the end, the Chiropractic group had a decrease in blood pressure that equaled drug therapy, while the sham group’s blood pressure remained the same.

What we learn from this research

Chiropractic adjustments of the Atlas can lower blood pressure – all without the use of drugs!

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