Research Shows Chiropractic May Help Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Research reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research reveals that chiropractic care may play an important role in helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

According to the case study, a woman undergoing chiropractic care experience an improvement in her total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels following a course of chiropractic care. The patient’s medical doctor had prescribed statins but the patient chose not to take them. No other interventions other than chiropractic care were used in her case.

“Research is revealing that minor obstructions from spinal alignment and function may be a factor in a number of disorders. These spinal obstructions lead to nerve interference and can result in a host of disorders because the body’s homeostatic mechanism is thrown off” stated Dr. Curtis Ferorchuk, the lead author of the study. Other chiropractic researcher has reported on similar results.

Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study remarked, “Finding the cause of the cardiovascular disease and reducing those risks is a much better strategy”. One such risk is thought to be spinal misalignments of the spine, termed vertebral subluxations in the scientific literature, which result in structural and neurological obstruction to the nerve system. It is this obstruction that may cause a cascade of neuroendocrine events that lead to abnormal cholesterol metabolism. The theory is that once those spinal distortions are corrected the body is better able to balance its physiology”., Coherence Through Chiropractic, Vol. 21, Issue 1