How Chiropractic Helps Your Favorite Senior
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us have favorite seniors in our family, or in our neighborhood. Helping to keep them healthy, happy and moving can be a challenge at times.
But chiropractic may be the best boost that they could get. When you bring them in to visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic, you may be pleasantly surprised to see a wellness in action that may really help.
What Are the Issues?
Seniors may be physically challenged by arthritis, painful knees, sciatica, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other painful joints. They may also be settling into retirement, becoming increasingly bored with each passing day. I watched one neighbor start retirement gleefully saying, “It’s like having a pocketful of Saturdays.” But too soon, those Saturdays all seemed to run into each other, and he really missed the demands of a fulltime job.
What Chiropractic Can Do
Wherever your senior is lagging or hurting, chiropractic might help to level out the bumps.
Researchers such as the Harvard health people tell us for optimal well-being we all need to stay engaged, and that is exactly where chiropractic will start.
In the first visit, the chiropractor will ask about any painful areas, when they began, and how it may have changed daily routines. The chiropractor will also want to review medical history.
Then if a spinal adjustment seems beneficial, it will be done in an open bay area on a comfortable table.
Spinal adjustments seek to correct any dysfunctions in the spine. They may generate far-reaching pain relief in areas such as the back, neck, sciatic nerve, or other joints. Some patients also say they have noticed more mental clarity, better sleep, improved digestion, or better metabolism. All of these benefits can work in a senior’s favor, helping to keep their world active and enjoyable.
Results in Action
As results are assessed, your senior may need weekly or monthly visits and new routines at home to keep moving. As chiropractic results are felt, your senior may want to get back to old favorites like sailing, fishing, or gardening.
Health advisors say the trick for seniors is keeping a balance of doing enough, but not too much. When that balance is achieved, you will see it. That quick smile, eagerness to see you, and plans for the day, will all mean your senior is engaged.
If this looks like a plan you would like to explore, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you and find out more. The Joint offers an affordable care program that eliminates the need for insurance. Extended evening and weekend hours make visits convenient, and walk-in visits are welcome.