Chiropractic for Your Golden Years
By Sara Butler
As you age, your body can undergo changes that can lead to a variety of health issues and conditions. The good news is that your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic has a lot of experience working with older patients and treating conditions often seen in seniors. Chiropractic can help to improve your quality of life in your golden years, and here’s how.
Problems as Your Age
As you get older you may experience a variety of issues. Here are some common health problems associated with aging and how your chiropractor can help:
- Chronic pain – Chiropractic prides itself on providing pain relief without drugs for conditions such as back pain, arthritis, and headaches. Chiropractors believe that medications often only mask the symptoms instead of treating the actual problem. Your chiropractor wants to address and treat the underlying issues causing your pain, not just cover it up.
- Loss of mobility – You can improve your range of motion with chiropractic care. Inactivity can cause mobility issues in your spine and other joints, but you can keep them mobile with the help of chiropractic, allowing you to engage more actively in your life and to do the things you enjoy.
- Joint degeneration – If your spine is misaligned, or restricted, then it can misalign other joints in your body too. This can put unnecessary strain on your joints, leading to unnecessary wear and tear and eventually joint degeneration. Being in proper alignment helps to take off unnecessary pressure on the spine and other joints, helping to relieve pain and increase mobility.
Other Benefits of Chiropractic Care As You Age
Your overall health and wellness are important as you age. When your spine is properly aligned this contributes to your overall health, wellness, and even your mood. You can be more active, sleep better, and have more energy during the day.
Another problem associated with aging is the loss of coordination and balance, but chiropractic can help with that! Falling is a major concern for older people, which is why it’s very important to restore proper spinal alignment so that your brain can receive signals from the rest of your body uninterrupted. When the signals are able to travel from your body to your brain uninterrupted, then it can help you with your sense of body awareness and improve your balance.
If you have questions about your health as you get older, discuss them with your chiropractor the next time you come into The Joint Chiropractic!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.