When we think about getting older, we often think of how difficult it can be. But the use of canes, walkers, and living in nursing homes doesn't necessarily have to be part of growing older! Many seniors are living longer and more vibrant lives, and the inclusion of chiropractic as part of their wellness plans may help them get the most out of their golden years.
Chiropractic is a completely natural form of treatment and has many benefits that help mature adults enjoy the best health possible as they age.
Chiropractic care helps people have greater flexibility of the spine and extremities. When a person is able to move in a greater range, he or she can experience a higher quality of life because the activities that are loved are possible to do! Seniors will be better able to bend down and pick up their little grandchildren, garden, and have a better golf game.
If you are experiencing pain, but want to avoid using painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines, chiropractic is an option for you. We will work with you to determine and reduce vertebral misalignments and the effects they have on the nervous system. Rather than treating symptoms, we will locate underlying causes of your pain and reduce interference, which will allow your body to heal itself. You might just experience relief you didn’t think was possible!
Better Balance Means Reduced Falls
For much of the aging population, balance can be a huge problem. Due to injuries or degenerative changes in the cervical (neck) region, coordination problems are very common. In the cervical spine, there are joint receptors that give the brain necessary information that is used to maintain balance and coordination.
If you experience any interference during the process of aging, it may cause you to lose awareness and steps can become uneven in length or irregular. By maintaining proper motion and alignment with regular chiropractic care, we can offer a method to promote balance and reduce falling.
Falls are a leading cause of hospitalizations for seniors. According to an Australian governmentsite, “the estimated number of hospitalized injury cases due to falls in older people was 83,800” during 2009-10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that millions of those age 65 and older fall each year. Chiropractic care may help increase seniors’ balance and coordination and decrease their risk of falls.
Improved Health and Well-Being
When you feel good, staying healthy and actively doing what you love are what keeps you looking forward to the future. Regular chiropractic care can help increase your quality of life and your health and well-being.
If you want to feel great, get good sleep, and have more energy, schedule an appointment with us today. Chiropractic care may be what you’ve needed to help you enjoy revitalized health so your golden years can be just that...golden!