Seniors start to face distinct health struggles such as brittle bones, arthritis, poor balance, decreased flexibility, and joint degeneration, all of which can be addressed by regular chiropractic care.
Unfortunately, most older adults are unaware of the amazing benefits that chiropractic care can provide. In this brief post, we’re going to take a look at the benefits of chiropractic care for older adults.
Chiropractic care proves to be one of the safest and most effective forms of health care when it comes to treating pain resulting from spinal related conditions. It’s quite effective as most causes of spinal disorders are often related to problems with the spine as well as the surrounding tissue structures.
Chiropractors are specifically trained to diagnose and treat the misalignments of the vertebrae (subluxations) and their effect on the central nervous system.
When the subluxations are corrected and your body begins to heal, you experience tremendous benefits, one of them being pain alleviation. Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medication, however, just mask the symptoms and can have unappealing side effects.
Better Posture Results in Better Health
Experts believe that in most cases, posture is an indicator of how well an individual will age. People who adopt a forward head posture, slouch all the time and stoop usually age worse than those who adopt an upright posture.
They lose their alignment, stiffen and eventually suffer much greater wear and tear.
Even worse, due to the relationship between the spine and the CNS, people who develop poor posture almost always lose their health and how much depends on the degree to which the nervous system becomes stressed.
Increased Motion Range of the Spine & Extremities
Chiropractic care not only increases the spine’s range of motion but ideally in the extremities.
Restoring or increasing an elderly patient’s range of motion can have a positive effect on their lives in numerous ways.
It may allow them to garden without pain, bend down to pick up their grandkids and even enjoy their favorite sport for longer. In most cases, better movement instantly follows chiropractic adjustments and that’s why most professional sporting teams have chiropractors.
Balance & Coordination
Receptors located at the base of your cervical spine help the brain comprehend where your limbs are functioning in space.
As we age, these receptors do not work as efficiently as before, thus making it hard to comprehend how the body is moving through space.
This leads to poor balance, more falls, and difficulty in walking or even getting up. Regular chiropractic care helps boost communication in the spine through the stimulation of the receptors.