Baby Boomers and Alternative Treatments
By Debra Rodzinak
The baby boomer generation is getting older and its members are now seeking therapies that do not involve the use of drugs or surgery.
Almost 1 out of 5 patients that doctors of chiropractic at The Joint Chiropractic see are baby boomers. As this generation ages, they are seeking medical interventions that focus on natural methods of treatment. Instead of masking pain with drugs, or treating symptoms with surgery, they are turning to alternative forms of treatment such as chiropractic.
At The Joint Chiropractic, the expert doctors work with patients to develop a treatment plan that not only involves the use of spinal manipulation, but other forms of alternative treatments such as physical activity, exercise, nutritional counseling, massage, and ice or heat therapy. These alternative therapies, in combination with chiropractic care, often help baby boomers develop a better range of motion, find natural pain relief, prevent falls, and provide an overall better quality of life.
Nutritional Needs in Older Adults
Many older adults do not get the proper amount of nutrients in their daily diet. By receiving nutrition counseling, these adults can improve their overall quality of life and have happier, healthier bodies. Reduction in health care costs, disabling diseases, and improved overall life are just a few of the benefits of nutritional counseling.
Physical Activity and Exercise
Loosening up the joints and strengthening the muscles are at the root of treatment for chiropractic patients. This can be done through increased physical activity and exercise. Often, chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic will work with patients to develop an exercise plan to complement the chiropractic treatments received. Not only will increased exercise lead to a stronger core muscle group, but studies have shown that other benefits include increased positive mood, decreased weight, and overall better health.
If you or someone you love is in the baby boomer generation, drop by The Joint Chiropractic today and talk with one of our highly qualified doctors of chiropractic. Using alternative methods of treatment that do not involve the use of drugs or alcohol, patients and doctors work together to develop a plan that works for them and their specific needs. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, finding a path to overall better health and wellness for baby boomers is simply a walk-in away.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.