We Can't Stop Aging, but we Can Stop the Pain
By Donna Stark
No matter who we are, where we live, or what we do, every single human being has one thing in common. We get old. We age. And there is nothing we can do to stop it. What we can stop though, are some of the setbacks that often come during the aging process, such as the daily aches and pains, the unexpected falls, and the costly visits to the ER.
Aging well seems to be on everybody’s wish list, but unfortunately, wishes are simply not enough to achieve that. Growing old gracefully is a culmination of proactive and healthy-living choices that should be made on a daily basis. Many senior citizens experience chronic pain and deterioration, so along with maintaining healthy eating habits and remaining physically active, it is very important to be proactive with chiropractic care as well. Fortunately, the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can treat these issues with treatments that are safe, effective, and drug-free.
Aging with Chiropractic Care
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and receiving the proper care is essential during the aging process. Establishing a regular schedule with your local chiropractor is one of the most important investments you ever make. Here’s why:
- Pain relief - Chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of treatment for senior citizens. Your local chiropractor is trained to specifically identify and treat the source of the pain in the most non-invasive approach possible. The biggest benefit that chiropractic care provides is that it is drug-free and doesn’t have the many undesirable side effects that typically come with prescribed medications.
- Range of motion - Chiropractic care has consistently been shown to increase a patient’s range of motion. For many, this means that they are able to complete their daily tasks of self-care with ease, which in turn improves their quality of life and allows them to enjoy their life, hobbies, and family more.
- Balance and coordination - There is often an increase of accidental falls and injuries due to a decreased sense of balance and coordination as we age. This happens all too often and is a major contributor to bone fractures in the elderly. It can also become extremely costly for the individual if the fall is bad enough. Through chiropractic adjustments, a patient’s balance and coordination is improved and in doing so, the risk of falls, potential injuries, and medical costs is greatly reduced.
- Overall health - Chiropractic's non-invasive approach reduces the stress placed on an individual’s nervous system and allows the body’s lines of communication to work freely and optimally. The nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, so when working properly, it supports improved health and disease prevention.
The benefits of chiropractic care far surpass mere pain relief for senior citizens. Feeling good, staying healthy, and being able to participate in activities ultimately means living a higher quality of life.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Scottsdale, Ariz.