Walkers, canes and nursing homes don’t have to be part of the aging process. With so many seniors living longer and more vibrant lives, including chiropractic care as part of their wellness repertoire may help them get the most out of their golden years.
Chiropractic is completely natural. Here are some of the many benefits of chiropractic that may help mature adults enjoy optimal health as they age:
Chiropractic not only helps you enjoy greater flexibility in your spine but also in your extremities. When you are able to enjoy a greater range of motion, you can experience a greater quality of life by being able to do all the activities you love! Bend down and pick up your grandchildren, do some gardening or drive an extra 40 yards on the golf course.
If you’re looking to relieve your pain without the use of painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications, chiropractic care may be the best option for you. We’ll identify and reduce any vertebral misalignments and their related effects on the nervous system. By locating the underlying cause of your pain and reducing any interference, your body is able to heal itself as it was intended. The result just might be that you experience relief that you didn’t think was possible!
Balance and coordination issues are common among the aging population due to degenerative changes or injuries to the cervical (neck) region. The joint receptors in the cervical spine provide the brain with the necessary information used to trigger balance and coordination.
Any interference you experience during the aging process may cause you to lose your sense of awareness, and your steps may become irregular and uneven in length. One of the best ways we can offer to keep balanced and reduce falling incidents is to maintain proper motion and alignment with regular chiropractic care.
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.
Feeling good, staying healthy and actively doing what we love are what keeps us looking forward to tomorrow. Regular chiropractic care may help increase your quality of life and your health and well-being.
If you’re looking to feel great, sleep through the night, or simply have more energy, schedule an appointment. Chiropractic care may be just what you need to help you enjoy revitalized health so your golden years can be glorious.
The Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique is a specific system of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. These vertebrae can misalign in such a way as to interfere with the brainstem and spinal cord as they exit through the floor of the skull into the neural canal.