Defying Gravity with Chiropractic Care
By Donna Kostiew
Maintaining our health is important, but it can seem overwhelming at the same time because there is so much to consider. The first things that come to mind are usually what we eat, how much we exercise, and if we are getting enough sleep. Add in some stress management and regular doctor visits and most of us think we are good. But what are we forgetting? It is just as important to consider our balance and coordination as it is everything else, no matter what our age, because that is what affords us the opportunity to complete our daily tasks and live successfully every single day of the week.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries amongst the older population in our country, but they aren’t reserved for that group only. When our balance and coordination is off, falls can happen to anybody, at any age and any fitness level. They account for millions of emergency room trips and cause injuries that range from moderate to severe.
Don’t Let Gravity Win
Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help resolve many of the issues that occur after a fall. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits a patient can receive from chiropractic care.
- Pain relief - It is common to experience pain after a fall. Even if the fall was minor, many patients will find that they’re suffering from back pain. A chiropractor can help identify and treat the source of back pain and correct any joint restrictions of the spine. The biggest benefit of the pain relief is that it is completely drug-free, so it won’t have the many undesirable and unwanted side effects that typically come with prescribed pain medications.
- Increased balance and coordination - Accidental falls often occur because a person has a decreased sense of balance and coordination. A chiropractor can improve this deficiency by properly aligning the spine, muscles, and joints in a patient’s body. These chiropractic adjustments are also able to help the elderly with age-related issues that can affect balance as well, such as osteoporosis and arthritis. By restoring the patient’s balance and coordination, the chiropractor minimizes the risk of future falls and injuries and significantly cuts any potential medical costs.
- Improved range of motion - Unfortunately, many people may feel pain or discomfort when bending over or reaching for items after a fall, but chiropractic care has consistently been shown to increase a patient’s range of motion. Receiving chiropractic adjustments can help to improve the range of motion not only in the spine but also in your legs and arms. With an improved range of motion, patients can get back to taking care of their basic needs, enjoying their hobbies and family more, and living the life they want without pain.
Everyone wants to keep their body functioning at an optimal level, and no matter what the age or fitness level, chiropractic treatments can greatly benefit all patients by preserving the body’s balance and coordination.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tampa, Fla.