How Senior Citizens Benefit From Chiropractic
One of the great things about chiropractic care and treatment is that it can be customized to treat a wide variety of people, with an even wider variety of health concerns and conditions. Senior citizens in particular can definitely find a lot of great benefits to their health just by attending regular chiropractic sessions.
After reading a great post that was written up by Chiro Nexus, I learned a lot about how chiropractic can benefit senior citizens in so many different and important ways. I am happy to share what I learned here with you.
It is no secret that with aging comes a whole lot of aches and pains in the body. In particular, the back is one area of the body that tends to be most prone and susceptible to pain and muscle stiffness. It turns out that one of the main reasons why senior citizens develop this back pain is because of their lack of movement and regular exericse. Ironically enough, many senior citizens will tell you that the reason they do not move around as much is because of their back pain. The good news is that chiropractic can solve this chicken or the egg dilemma by treating both problems at once.
Patients who are over the age of sixty five are bound to have at least one pain related condition, whether it is arthritis, sciatica, or a slipped disc in the spinal column. Most of these conditions can lead to back pain, but the good news is that most of these conditions that cause the back pain can also be treated safely and effectively with chiropractic care and treatment methods. Even just going in for a manual manipulation session just once a week can prove to be extremely beneficial for any senior citizen who is having a hard time with flexibility and mobility as a direct result of their back pain.
Chiropractic doctors will work to find misalignments, known as subluxations, along the spinal column before gently coaxing the spine back into its proper and natural position. Since more misalignments tend to happen as the body ages, it makes sense that elderly patients tend to have more subluxations and therefore more instances of pain in the back as well. As these misalignments are fixed and restored, many patients will find that they have a much easier time moving the joints of their bodies, which in turn will lead to less stiffness in the body.