With careful detection and diagnostic tools such as bilateral foot scales and x-rays, vertebral subluxation were diagnosed in those also diagnosed with high blood pressure. The science behind the association is this: The vertebrae in the spine slip out of alignment (subluxate) putting pressure on the nerves and blood vessels, possibly causing blood pressure to increase. Chiropractors go to school for many many years to learn how to diagnose and treat vertebral subluxation, a likely culprit for high blood pressure.
The results of the study were astonishing
After a single specific chiropractic adjustment, systolic blood pressure dropped in some patients as much as 17 mmHg and the results lasted for over 8 weeks!