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Chiropractic Management of a Hypertensive Patient: A Case Study

A case study of a 38-year-old male presented with a complaint of hypertension of 14 years duration and side effects of medication (Minipress and Corgard) which included bloating sensations, depression, fatigue, and impotency. Chiropractic analysis revealed vertebral subluxation complex at levels C6-7, T3-4, and T7-8 motion units; adjusted using Gonstead technique. After three visits patient's M.D. stopped the Minipress and reduced the Corgard. After six adjustments Corgard was reduced again. All medications were stopped after seven adjustments. Medication side effects had abated as well. After 18 months patient's blood pressure remained at normal levels.

Plaugher G, Bachman TR.   J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1993 (Oct);16 (8): 544-549