Chiropractic Care For Seniors
Many people are unaware of the outstanding benefits that are possible through regular chiropractic care for seniors. As adults age, they begin to face health struggles. For instance, many seniors have weakened immune systems, arthritis, decreased flexibility, brittle bones, poor balance, and joint degeneration. In other words, seniors are more susceptible to chronic pain and degenerative conditions. Chiropractic care for seniors is specially equipped to address these health struggles. Gentle and effective chiropractic adjustments involve hands on, low force muscle release. In short, it’s safe for everyone, including seniors who suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis, and low bone density.
Chiropractic Care Improves The Immune System
As adults age, their bodies begin to deteriorate, consequently creating a higher risk for injury and disease. An aligned spine allows for circulation which helps flush toxins from your body. It also allows the brain uninterrupted communication to all parts of your body, allowing your body to function and heal more effectively. Regular chiropractic care for seniors can help maintain a strong immune system.
Gentle and Effective Adjustments Provide Pain Relief
As you age, bone density decreases. Further, this can lead to bone fractures and breaks. Misalignments in the spine can cause increased pressure on the vertebrae. In elderly patients, this often results in spinal compression fractures. Chiropractic care can relieve pressure from the joints between the vertebrae. As a result, this will help to prevent spinal compression fractures. These gentle and effective chiropractic adjustments provide powerful pain relief. Most importantly chiropractic care is treating the cause of the pain, not just the symptoms. Remember, anti-inflammatory medication and pain relievers merely mask the symptoms and have many undesirable side effects.
Chiropractic care for seniors decreases spinal degeneration by correcting the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress. All moving body parts eventually wear down. Above all, it is important to keep your spine aligned, consequently preventing joint degeneration in your spine.
Chiropractic Care For Arthritis
Common symptoms of arthritis include inflammation, swelling, joint pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. All these symptoms typically worsen with age. Chiropractic care for seniors is a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medicines.
Osteoarthritis is the degenerative loss of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is necessary to keep bones from rubbing together. Chiropractic care for seniors can help to keep the spine aligned, therefore reducing degeneration of the cartilage.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is chronic inflammation in the joints. RA can cause pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Regular gentle and effective chiropractic adjustments can help to keep joints mobile and reduce inflammation. Consequently, pain and stiffness will be reduced.
Chiropractic Care Improves Balance and Coordination
Small receptors at the base of the cervical spine help your brain to understand where your limbs are functioning in space. As you age, these receptors don’t function as efficiently. Therefore, seniors have poor balance, have more difficulty getting up and down, are more susceptible to falls. Gentle and effective chiropractic adjustments help to stimulate the joint receptors and increase their effectiveness. Thus, chiropractic care for seniors leads to improvements in balance and coordination. (In short) Seniors who are at risk for falls can largely benefit from the improved balance that chiropractic care provides.
Chiropractic Adjustments Decrease Recovery Time
Every second of every day, an older adult (aged 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.- making falls the leading cause of injury and death in this age group. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Chiropractic care for seniors helps to relax the muscles and correct and vertebrae that may have shifted during injury. Gentle and effective chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue manipulation can help treat scar tissue to increase flexibility, elasticity, and strength throughout recovery. The chiropractor may also provide strengthening exercises to target weak muscles and or stretches to help improve flexibility and range of motion. If you or someone you know has been injured from a fall, give us a call as soon as possible.
In conclusion, chiropractic care for seniors is essential as preventative care as well as relief and recover care. To maintain a high quality of life as we age, it is crucial to take care of the body by maintaining ability, strength, and balance. As adults age, and their health begins to decline, it is even more important that they maintain their health with regular chiropractic care.