Top 7 Benefits For Seniors receiving Chiropractic Care
Many seniors are unaware of the amazing benefits that are possible through regular chiropractic care. Some feel as if they’re too old, or that they will be hurt by a chiropractic adjustment. However, this is not the case – the truth is, people of all ages can benefit from routine chiropractic care, and senior citizens more than most!
Since 2003, I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing my clients live more active, and pain-free lifestyles. I have an individualistic approach to care: Every patient, and every symptom is different, and should be treated that way. I cater to the needs of each patient with a consultative, non-rushed approach. Your health and well being is my highest priority.
The benefits of chiropractic care are numerous, and fortunately, the insurance world has finally caught on to these benefits – so most of my patients are completely covered through their current insurance! Below I’ve listed just a few of the major benefits of regular chiropractic care. Don’t hesitate to inquire about a free consultation – I’d be glad to meet and discuss your particular needs.
Benefit 1: Pain Relief
Chiropractic care is a very safe and effective way to help alleviate some of the regular aches and pains that can be associated with aging. Regular chiropractic adjustments can also help to reduce some of the pain from injuries and conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. The adjustment you receive will fix any spinal misalignments (subluxations) that directly affect the nervous system, which can aid in decreased inflammation in your body. The chronic use of anti-inflammatory medications only mask your symptoms, without addressing the cause, and over time can have several unwanted side effects. Chiropractic care works on finding the cause of your pain, addressing it, and then allowing your body to do what it naturally does, heal itself.
Benefit 2: Increased Range of Motion
As we age and our body begins to degenerate we can also experience a decline in our nervous system function. This decline can cause decreased range of motion, limiting our ability to maintain natural movement. Chiropractic care has been shown to help increase the range of motion in both your spine and extremities. With being able to move more freely, people are able to enjoy life to their fullest, play with their grandchildren and participate in their hobbies and activities without pain.
Benefit 3: Increased Balance and Coordination
As we age, balance and coordination become increasingly impaired. As our spine degenerates it interferes with the nervous systems’ ability to send and receive essential information from the brain which is vital for proper balance and coordination. Chiropractic adjustments stimulate the joint receptors of the cervical spine which remove interference from your nervous system, therefore having a direct effect on your balance and coordination. This improved neural communication can also give seniors a better sense of body awareness and the confidence to live life to the fullest.
Benefit 4: Decreased Joint Degeneration
Everyone experiences degeneration in our lifetime from our cells to bone density, joints and muscles. Regular chiropractic adjustments increase and normalize the mobility of our joints which can aid in slowing down degeneration. Without sufficient movement adhesions and scar tissue can develop in the joints which hamper overall movement. While Chiropractors cannot reverse any arthritis or degeneration that is already there, we can help to prevent it from worsening.
Benefit 5: Increased Health and Well-Being
In our lives it is imperative that we do all we can do to protect ourselves from degeneration, illness and injuries that can steal years of happy and healthy living. Chiropractic care not only addresses the spine but the entire body. When you aren’t living in pain or having stiff joints, you are able to do all the things you enjoy and can live life to the fullest. The benefits of care include increased energy, improved sleep, increased immunity and decreased pain and stiffness. Regular chiropractic care is aimed at increasing your overall quality of life.
Benefit 6: Decreased Incidence of Falling
For seniors one of the most common problems related to aging is injuries that are related to falling. With degeneration of the spine causing issues with balance and coordination the risk of falling is increased. We know that chiropractic adjustments stimulate the joint receptors in our spine to improve our balance and therefore decrease the incidence of falling. Chiropractic care can also improve flexibility, mobility and strength which can further reduce the possibility of falls and the fractures associated with them. Exercises and stretching programs can also be provided to decrease the risk of falls.
Benefit 7: Less likely to need Assisted Care
Regular chiropractic care can prevent the need for seniors to move into assisted living facilities or nursing homes. With fewer problems arising associated with arthritis, and better overall well-being, (and the combined benefits above) studies have shown that chiropractic patients are able to better care for themselves in their own homes.