Preventing Falls: Chiropractic Care for Seniors
By Sara Butler
Falling is one of the biggest dangers to the continued health and wellness of most seniors. Falls often lead to injuries that can be a major health event for older Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that 33 percent of adults over the age of 65 fall every year; among older adults, falls are often the leading cause of injury-related deaths. Sounds scary, but there are ways to prevent falls -- and chiropractic care can help.
Why Seniors Falls
Senior citizens are more likely to fall if they have one or more of these risk factors:
- Balance disorders
- Arthritis pain
- Environmental hazards
- Take certain medications
- Visual disorders
- Postural issues
- Insufficient level of physical activity
- Nervous system disorders
These are serious issues for older adults, but many can be of less risk to overall health and wellness with the help of chiropractic care.
Better Balance with Chiropractic
Many seniors have gotten help with balance issues from the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. Improved balance means more confidence and more confidence leads to fewer falls and a higher quality of life.
Chiropractic care helps with mobility and with the removal of joint dysfunctions and restrictions present in the spine that reduce mobility and make it even more difficult to keep balance. Chiropractors work to help increase spinal mobility to help with bending, walking, and being aware of the environment around you to navigate successfully through potentially hazardous environments that can cause a fall with improved coordination and stability.
Many seniors are in pain due to joint deterioration that occurs through a process most people know about, arthritis. Chiropractic care has been shown to help improve joint mobility and reduce pain, encouraging seniors to move more -- and when you move more, you move better.
Chiropractic care is safe and natural. That means there are no medications to cause side effects that make falls more likely and no impairment of your cognitive function so you can traverse the world around you with a clear mind. Even if you're older and have never seen a chiropractor before, it's never too late. There are so many benefits to chiropractic care for people of all ages, seniors included. So come to The Joint Chiropractic today and have a consultation with a chiropractor to help you stay healthy and active no matter how old you are.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.