It is a common belief that as you get older you are going to experience more aches and pains. However, what if aging didn’t have to be like that? Chiropractors can help keep spine, and overall musculoskeletal pain under control as you age.
Believe it or not, chiropractic care is one of the most common types of medical care taken advantage of by the older population. One of the many reasons for this is because routine chiropractic care can help prevent a lot of injury or pain.
Many older men and women are not aware of the many benefits they can receive through regular chiropractic care:
1. Pain Relief
We’ve said it before and we will say it again, chiropractic care is a form of healthcare that is not only effective but also safe when treating a patient because of conditions related to the spine. After all, chiropractors undergo years of training to know how to identify and treat any misalignments and the overall effects of those misalignments on the body and nervous system.
2. Increased Range Of Motion In Extremities & Spine
We repeatedly see our patients have an increase in their range of motion throughout their entire body, and by increasing your range of motion your overall quality of life will improve. You will now be able to:
- Get on the floor and play with your grandchildren
- Bend over and pick up your grandchildren
- Spend time gardening and not feel the aftereffects
- Participate in daily activities and not regret doing so later
3. Experience Better Coordination
As we age, it is normal to begin to experience issues with your balance and coordination. These issues have shown to be a direct result of an injury to your spine or a degenerative change to your spine. Chiropractic care can prevent these things from happening.
4. Proper Joint & Nerve Stimulation
Your spine has receptors in the back of the joints and these receptors are what provides your brain with the vital information to maintain your balance and coordination. These receptors play a huge role when it comes to the position of your head in connection with your body. When these receptors begin to function improperly, you begin to experience a lack of body awareness. When this happens, the only thing you can rely on is your vision to know exactly where each of your limbs are. Chiropractic care can stimulate the joint receptors in your spine and reinstate your balance and coordination.
5. Decreased Joint Degeneration
If you have a misaligned spine and don’t resolve the issue, you can wear your spine and other joints out much earlier than they naturally would. By seeing your chiropractor regularly the process of spinal degeneration and any other arthritic issues will decrease because the spine alignment is how it should be and is reducing overall stress on the spine.
6. Increased Health & Well-Being
Your overall quality of life with improve greatly because chiropractic care is much more than just receiving relief from your pain.
7. Decreased Incidence of Falling
Incidences of falling, and the subsequent injuries associated with a fall are very common in the older population. Routine chiropractic care can greatly lessen the chance of falls by bringing your receptors back to their proper working function.
Seniors should not have to suffer as they age. Experience regular chiropractic care and see the benefits for yourself.