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New Research On Heart Rate Variability Published By Your Boulder Chiropractors

The chiropractic team at Network Family Wellness Center, Boulder, CO, has published its fifth research article on the health of the spine, network spinal care, neurostructural optimization, and physiological changes.

In this paper, 46 patients received care at the Network Family Wellness Center chiropractic office. These patients had a variety of presenting complaints from musculoskeletal to visceral to asymptomatic. Patient progress was tracked across spinal indicators and heart rate variability. The conclusion of the paper was that: “This study demonstrates that NSA care may be an effective method for people to improve their autonomic nervous system function through adjustment of vertebral subluxation, reorganizing spinal tension patterns and decreasing physiological stress.”1

In the Chronicle of Chiropractic, Mathew McCoy, DC, MPH, stated that: “Research is revealing that there’s a relationship between abnormalities in the spine, the nerve system, stress, and cardiovascular health.”2 Dr. Mathew McCoy is a chiropractor, public health researcher, and an editor of the journal that published the study.

This important study adds to the growing body of literature that shows that moving the nerve system toward its optimal state of spinal and neural integrity can better coordinate autonomic physiological and biochemical activity, particularly in the body’s increased adaptability to stress, which is represented by a higher heart rate variability.

“We are grateful to contribute to the growing body of evidence that there is an important relationship between the state of a person’s spine and nerve system and their overall quality of life and well-being. We are grateful to help thousands as well as share those findings in research journals,” stated Daniel Knowles, DC, one of the authors of the study. “We have additional upcoming papers, including a case study of structural changes, post-spinal surgery, as well as a case review of over 260 X-rays in our office. It will be the largest outcome study via X-ray of a gentle approach like ours.”

Neurostructural optimization gently optimizes a person’s nerve system and structure. This is the fifth paper published by the health care providers at Network Family Wellness Center. The prior four papers focused on changes in spinal structure on X-ray, cervical curvatures, scoliotic curvatures, and improvement in vision from diabetic retinopathy. This is their first paper on changes in the cardiovascular system based on spinal care.

Contact the health care professionals at Network Family Wellness Center to see if evidence-informed focus care can help you have less of what you don’t want and more of what you do want. It all starts with a free complimentary consultation., which is simply a conversation to discuss your health care concerns and health care goals.

Call today at 303-998-1000, or use the link below.

1 Daniel Knowles, DC, Richelle Knowles, DC, & Dejan Kotur, DC “Improvement in Heart Rate Variability in 46 Patients Undergoing Chiropractic with Network Spinal Analysis: A Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes.” Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, November 16, 2017, Pages 232-237. Retrieved from https://vertebralsubluxation.sharepoint.com/Pages/2017_1522_KnowlesKotur_HRV.aspx

2 Staff writer. (2017, November 20). New Research on Heart Rate Variability. Retrieved from http://chiropractic.prosepoint.net/153055

By Dr. Daniel KnowlesDecember 1, 2017
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