Woman Suffering From Hypertension Has Improvement Following Chiropractic Care

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Woman Suffering from Hypertension has Improvement Following Chiropractic Care

Juan Munoz
Student Intern, Palmer College of Chiropractic

Case Core III
August 15, 2014

ABSTRACT
Objective: To show the results of chiropractic care for a 45 year old female suffering from neck pain and hypertension over 30 chiropractic visits utilizing Torque Release Technique.
Clinical Features: The subject of the study presented with chronic neck pain of over 2 years. The pain was focused in the upper cervical area. The patient also reported hypertension disease as reported by her medical physician.
Intervention and Outcomes: Torque Release Technique was the chiropractic technique of choice for this patient. The care plan for this patient
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Key words: chiropractic, subluxation, hypertension, blood pressure

INTRODUCTION
It has been shown that in the United States approximately 50 million adults have primary high blood pressure (BP) or essential hypertension.(1,2) One in seven people can expect to have high BP at some time during their life. A substantial reduction in life span is seen even for borderline hypertension.(3) In this case study the patient demonstrates essential hypertension. Essential hypertension accounts for 80-95% of high blood pressure cases and applies to individuals with elevated blood pressure and no demonstrable cause, whereas secondary hypertension is named for causes where the causative factors are known.(2,3) Essential hypertension is thought to be a multifaceted disease with abnormalities of regulatory mechanism normally associated with control of blood volume, sodium excretion, cardiac output, and systemic vascular resistance.(4) Hypertension has been shown to be one of the most common reasons for visits to primary care providers.(1) Hypertension remains one of the most modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease globally. Non-modifiable risk factors for hypertension include greater than 55 years old and male. Family history of premature cardiovascular disease is also a risk factor for males less than 55 and females less than 65 years old. Risk factors that can be modified include sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits, abdominal obesity, abnormal
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