Don't Forget Your Balance as You Age
By Donna Stark
There are a lot of things to factor in if you want to maintain optimal health as you age. Diet, exercise, and adequate sleep are some of the first things to come to mind, and when you toss in some effective stress management skills and routine doctor visits to the mix, you might think you are good. But what about balance? And I don't mean the balance between work, family, and fun (although that is important too). I'm talking about your physical balance. The balance that reduces your risk of falls and keeps you standing upright. Have you given any thought to that kind of balance?
Chiropractic Care for Balance and Coordination
Falls are one of the leading causes of serious injuries during the aging process, so it is just as important to prioritize your balance and coordination as it is everything else. Fortunately, there is a way to strengthen and increase both of them while also improving your overall health and wellness in the process. Sound too good to be true? It's not! All you need to do is see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. Let's take a look at some of the benefits an aging patient can receive from chiropractic care.
- Pain relief - An unexpected twist. A slip of the foot. Even if a fall is minor, you can still find yourself suffering from pain but the good news is that you don't have to suffer for long. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat pain issues because it avoids the use of prescription medications and immediately targets the underlying source of pain with precise adjustments.
- Increased balance and coordination - When your body is not in proper alignment, your balance and coordination can be dangerously off and the risk of falls increases. Chiropractic care helps to improve these deficiencies by placing the spine, muscles, and joints in proper alignment. This is particularly helpful with age-related issues that affect balance too, such as osteoporosis and arthritis.
- Improved range of motion - Unfortunately, many people may continue to feel pain when attempting to perform their normal, daily tasks after a fall, but chiropractic care has been shown to help improve this too. Routine chiropractic adjustments can help increase a person's range of motion and flexibility and because of that, many patients can get back to living a pain-free life.
Everyone wants to maintain optimal health and function during the aging process and with routine chiropractic care, it couldn't be any easier! So come on in today and see how chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic can play an important role in your quest to stay healthy and on your feet!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.