How Chiropractic Can Benefit Aging Adults
By Paul Rothbart
There's no alternative to getting old. Well, there is one but it's not that appealing. The wisdom and experience that come along with aging are nice bonuses, but the physical breakdowns and aches and pains are not so much fun. But what can you do? Well, you can't stop getting old but you can slow things down a bit. It is possible to care for your aging body and reduce the pain and stay active. Regular visits to a chiropractor can be very helpful in this regard.
Maintain Good Balance and Coordination
One of the most common ways senior citizens are injured is through falls. Bone degeneration and curvature of the spine can degrade balance and coordination and make falling more likely. A chiropractor can fix subluxations and other spinal problems that can help you to stay well-coordinated and maintain good balance. Proper alignment of the entire body helps with posture and smooth even strides when walking. All of this can lessen your risk of a fall and thus the related injuries.
Mobility and Range of Motion
In older adults, stiffer spines and joints are common. This can reduce the range of motion in the joints and make getting around harder and more painful. Staying active and exercising, both of which are essential to good health, can become nearly impossible. With chiropractic adjustments, your joints can be loosened and have access to their full range of motion. This can improve mobility and allow you to enjoy your favorite physical activities. By staying active, you can improve your physical and mental health as well as your quality of life.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of chiropractic care for seniors is the relief of pain. It is so typical to experience more of those little pains that can add up to misery when you reach the golden years. Much of that pain is caused by subluxations in the spine and compressed discs. The backbone supports everything including the spinal cord. Pressure here can bring pain in virtually any other part of the body and cause headaches. With regular adjustments, a chiropractor can help minimize the incidence and severity of pain and help you enjoy your life.
Getting older happens from the moment we are born. It can be tough to be a senior citizen but it doesn't have to be. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment and you may find that seeing a chiropractor allows you to stay active and pain-free as you enjoy your retirement years.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Port Hueneme, Calif.