Heart Palpitations and Nerve Flow Interference
Shakespeare wrote about them. Bugs Bunny had them when Lola Bunny walked past him. Justin Timberlake sang about them. That’s right: we’re talking about heart palpitations! They’re that flutter or flurry of your heartbeat when you’re excited, stressed, nervous, or afraid.
For the most part heart palpitations are normal and there’s not usually cause for concern when it comes to suspecting a major heart condition. On very rare occasions they could signal an arrhythmia, however most often they’re just a side effect of your body processing an emotion or responding to a signal from your central nervous system. We feel them and forget them as quickly as they came.
Some people experience palpitations more often than others, however, and in fact, these palpitations can come more frequently and with more noticeability than your run-of-the-mill fluttering sensation. Individuals who are frequently stressed or who are carrying a lot of emotional weight will encounter palpitations more often, which can be irritating or uncomfortable.
If you’re getting that twitterpated feeling more often than you’d prefer, consider visiting a chiropractor instead of scheduling a potentially costly visit with a cardiologist. A spinal adjustment could be the answer to resolving your frequent palpitations.
Opening nerve pathways
As mentioned, palpitations frequently occur as the result of your body responding to a nerve signal or a change in your emotion, which can affect your body’s chemistry. An impulse has to travel through your spinal cord and to your heart via your central nervous system, which is rooted through your spine.
Palpitations have a tendency to occur when nerve signals get doubled up, are interrupted, or are rerouted coming through your spinal nervous system, which generally signals an issue with your nerve flow. Often, correcting your spinal posture and restoring proper curvature will work to remove any interference in these pathways, to nip heart palpitations in the bud! For individuals who are experiencing ongoing or frequent palpitations this can be an effective way of mitigating them.
Visit a chiropractor today
The occasional palpitation is far from a bad thing. Looking with adoration at your husband or getting a quick stutter before your name is called for an award mean you’re fully capable of having authentic emotions. It’s when your palpitations start to come too frequently, for no reason at all, that you might start to look for a way to correct them.
A chiropractor can work with you to determine your spinal alignment and help discern if any nerve flow interference is occurring that might be responsible for your excess palpitations. If there are, traction and other adjustment methods can be used to provide targeted relief over time.
As a final note, it’s important to recognize the difference between a palpitation and an arrhythmia, which is a congenital heart condition that needs monitoring or correcting. Palpitations come and go quickly; arrhythmias persist and can affect you in other ways, such as making you dizzy, faint, or pained. If your heart is experiencing more than a quick pitter patter, it’s something to discuss with your physician!
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference, and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless and non-invasive.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of spinal misalignment as a result of an auto accident, sports injury, poor posture, or just plain gravity — and are sick and tired of masking your symptoms — please contact Symmetry Health Center for a complimentary consultation.