You're Never Too Old for Chiropractic Care
By Donna Kostiew
Aging is out of our control. Aging well, though, is in our hands and is a culmination of proactive and healthy-living choices that we can make on a daily basis. Along with maintaining or adopting healthy eating habits and remaining physically active, it is very important to be proactive with medical care as well. Our bones and muscles typically weaken during the aging process and many senior citizens experience chronic pain and deterioration. Fortunately, the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help these issues that plague the elderly with treatments that are safe, effective, and beneficial.
Some of the most important benefits that chiropractic care can provide for seniors are:
Chiropractic care is a choice that millions of people make for pain relief, and it is one of the safest forms of treatment during the aging process. The biggest benefit that it provides is that it is drug-free and doesn’t have the many undesirable and unwanted side effects that typically come with prescribed medications. Your local chiropractor is trained to specifically identify and treat the subluxations of the spine that are causing the pain in the most non-invasive approach possible.
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 enjoy their life and hobbies more or can play with their grandchildren without pain. In many cases, an increase in range of motion can be felt immediately after a chiropractic adjustment is performed.
Balance and Coordination
One of the most common medical issues related to the aging process is an increase of accidental falls and injuries due to the patient’s decreased sense of balance and coordination. We’ve all seen the commercial, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,” right? Well, that kind of scenario happens all too often and is a major contributor to bone fractures in the elderly. It can also become an extremely costly issue for the individual if the fall is bad enough. Through chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors are able to restore the patient’s balance and coordination and in doing so, the risk of falls, potential injuries, and medical costs is greatly reduced.
Health and Well-being
This non-invasive approach reduces stress placed on an individual’s immune system and allows the nerves to work freely and optimally. The nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, so when working properly, it encourages general wellness and disease prevention.
The benefits of chiropractic care far surpass mere pain relief. Feeling good, staying healthy and being able to participate in activities ultimately means living a higher quality of life. There is no age limit to living like this, and there is no age limit to benefiting from regular chiropractic adjustments.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chino Hills, Calif.