European Journal of Chiropractic 1987 Dec; 35(4): 151-5
ABSTRACT: The diagnosis of hypertension depends on the repeated detection of a blood pressure. The appropriateness of such a diagnosis is determined by the accuracy with which the blood pressure is recorded. Common errors which may arise in the monitoring of a patient’s blood pressure are discussed. It is suggested that chiropractors routinely screen their patients for hypertension. It is both feasible and clinically justifiable for chiropractors to implement non-drug intervention in the management of cases of mild essential hypertension-provided appropriate care has been taken prior to labeling a patient as a case of hypertension.