Why Seniors Need Chiropractic Care
By Sara Butler
Chiropractic care is a natural, safe treatment for people of all ages -- including senior citizens. Many studies have shown the benefits geriatric patients can reap from chiropractic care both in the short and long term. Here are a few of the ways a senior citizen in your life can benefit from regular chiropractic care.
Reduced Risk of Joint Degeneration
When the body has joint restrictions and dysfunctions that go unaddressed, it can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the joints. Removing restrictions and dysfunctions help to balance the body and can help to reduce the risk of joint degeneration, especially in the spine. In fact, regular chiropractic care may help to decrease the amount of stress on the spine which may help certain types of arthritis.
Better Range of Motion
As you get older, the range of motion in your joints tends to decrease. If you are sedentary or are recovering from an injury and don’t move around much, this can be even more pronounced. Chiropractic care can help to improve range of motion. The chiropractors at The Joint will evaluate your range of motion and create a treatment plan with you that can help to expand it.
Improved Balance and Coordination
One of the challenges faced by many senior citizens is falling, which can have a huge impact on quality of life if an injury is sustained. The degenerative changes in the joints, including the spine, can cause problems with balance and coordination. Chiropractors at The Joint can help to clear the pathway between the brain and the parts of your body that send signals about coordination and balance, hopefully improving communication and helping seniors to be steadier on their feet and reduce the chances of sustaining injury from a fall.
Chiropractic is a safe and natural way to control pain, particularly pain that originates from the spine. The chiropractors at The Joint want to find the root cause of any pain you may be experiencing, not simply treat your symptoms. By pinpointing the cause of pain, you can work to make changes or correct issues that may be causing it.
Chiropractors can also recommend a variety of exercises and stretches that fit your fitness level to help improve your overall health and wellness.
Chiropractic care is important at every stage of life, but it can benefit seniors in a variety of ways. Come into The Joint today to find out more!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.