February is American Heart Month
Learn how the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Chiropractic Adjustment can help the Heart
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, American Heart Month is dedicated to spreading information about preventing and treating heart disease, the leading cause of death for people over 40 in the U.S. Our Joplin chiropractor, Dr. Steven Skaggs, wants everyone to know that in addition to making healthy lifestyle choices, you may also help reduce your risk of suffering heart disease with regular chiropractic treatments such as adjustments and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Both procedures contribute to your overall wellness, enhance circulation and blood oxygen content and minimize systemic inflammation responsible for many chronic conditions.
Facts about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) from Our Joplin, 4 States Chiropractor
While comfortably resting in an atmospherically controlled chamber, patients of our Joplin chiropractor enjoy the health benefits of HBOT by inhaling 97% percent oxygen for a specified amount of time. HBOT is an integral part of a personalized medical treatment plan that infuses your musculoskeletal and central nervous system with healing, nourishing oxygen. With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, systemic inflammation of body tissues decreases as extra oxygen supports improved functioning of white blood cells to eliminate bacterial infections, reduce swelling and promote new blood vessel growth.
HBOT has been shown to improve quality of life for patients suffering stroke, heart disease and other serious medical conditions where standard treatments failed to make much difference. Hospitals regularly use HBOT to treat anemia, expedite wound healing and support healing of bone or skin infections causing tissue death. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, schedule a consultation appointment today with our Joplin chiropractor.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Heart Health for the Communities of the 4 States
Your cardiovascular system is regulated by the peripheral nervous system (nerve fibers branching off into the body from the spine) and central nervous system (spinal cord and brain). When demand for increased or decreased heart activity changes, your brain receives signals from your body via the central and peripheral nervous system. In addition, another component of the nervous system called the autonomic nervous system is involved in regulating heart functioning, heart muscle activity and smooth muscles found in glands and your intestinal tract.
Chiropractic adjustments focus on restoring and optimizing the ability of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems to maintain healthy functioning of all body processes. When vertebrae comprising the spine are displaced or misaligned, they compress and inflame sensitive nerves extending out of the spine and into all parts of your body. If our Joplin chiropractor diagnoses you with a vertebral subluxation, this means you have a misaligned spine that is interfering with normal nervous system functioning.
By restoring spine alignment with chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors relieve inflammatory stress on your cardiovascular system while facilitating the flow of richly oxygenated blood to all parts of the body. When combined with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, adjustments may help reduce your risk of heart disease and support overall health and well-being following a diagnosis of heart disease.
Call Skaggs Chiropractic today at 417-624-4242 to make an appointment with our Joplin chiropractor. We provide medically holistic services for residents living in Neosho, Carthage, Sarcoxie, Diamond, Duenweg, Webb City, Carl Junction, Oronogo, Loma Linda, Seneca, Goodman and Granby, MO; Pittsburg, Galena, Baxter Springs, Riverton and Columbus, KS; and Quapaw, OK.