Chiropractic Care for All Ages
By Paul Rothbart
Seeing a chiropractor is for middle-aged people with back problems, right? Or old folks, people with heavy labor jobs. Chiropractic care can certainly help people in those groups, but it can be beneficial at any point in life. Every stage of life has various physical problems that may occur, some commonly. Regular chiropractic care can treat many of these issues from childhood right through old age. Here are some of the ways seeing a chiropractor can help each age group.
Pediatric chiropractic care is increasing. In 2000, there were about 30 million childhood chiropractic visits. By 2009 that number soared to 68 million. Children's bodies are constantly growing and developing. Taking your child to the chiropractor can make sure that the spine and joints develop correctly. Any subluxations can be adjusted immediately before they become serious issues. Regular chiropractic exams and treatment can keep children going and help them grow into healthy adults.
During the teenage years, when children's bodies start to become adult bodies, there are many physical issues that can become lifelong problems if not dealt with. By their teens, young people are carrying heavy backpacks to school, participating in sports and other extracurricular activities, and often looking at cell phones all day. Any of these can place stress on the back, neck, and joints, and be harmful to development, as well as painful. A licensed chiropractor can keep everything in adjustment and prevent problems from being carried into adulthood.
Adulthood is not without its share of physical distress. Working a job may involve heavy labor, sitting or standing all day, and plenty of stress. Daily chores like cooking and cleaning and the stresses of managing finances and a family also take quite a toll. Regular chiropractic visits can fix any structural issues that may occur, relieving pain and making life more manageable. For some people, chiropractic care can help with stress management and better sleep, both of which contribute to health and quality of life.
With advanced age comes a certain amount of physical decline. Keeping up with exercise is important but may not be as easy. Falls due to a reduced sense of balance and joint pain can cause serious injury. Chiropractic care may help keep an older adult active and able to navigate life safely. Independence can also be maintained which is great for staying mentally healthy.
Chiropractic care is a viable form of treatment for many problems. It doesn't matter how old you are, seeing a chiropractor can benefit and possibly prevent many of the issues that plague any age group. Think about stopping by The Joint Chiropractic. Walk-ins are always welcome and it just may improve your quality of life.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.