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Chiropractic Care for Aging Adults

By Sara Butler

Chiropractic care is helpful for all sorts of people, both young and old. It helps to improve overall health, increase mobility, and helps people to reclaim their independence.  For seniors, chiropractic care is especially important because it can help with a variety of ailments and side effects of aging. Here are some of the reasons that seniors should make chiropractic care a part of their everyday healthcare routine.

Why Chiropractic?

The world of modern chiropractic takes into account the natural aging process of the body. It provides a safe, effective, and natural treatment for the ailments that often strike those who are older. Keep in mind that during the later years of life, dramatic changes occur in the spine. The spinal discs, ligaments, joints, and muscles become weaker, less flexible, and unable to hold up to normal wear and tear like they used to. Spinal degeneration, soft tissue injury, and delayed healing all plague older people and make avoiding injury that much more important. That’s why utilizing chiropractic care as a proactive treatment is so important.

The Benefits

For people in the “third age” or golden years, chiropractic care can help them manage or eliminate both acute and chronic pain. It can also help with:

  • Mobility
  • Function
  • Posture
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Stress

Chiropractic care for seniors can help to increase their overall quality of life, wellness, and general health. It can also offer specific benefits for older people, such as:

  • Pain relief
  • Decreased muscle stiffness and rigidity
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved posture
  • Increase in coordination and balance
  • Decrease in inflammation
  • Increased energy
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Minimized spinal tension and stress
  • Reduced risk of fall

That last point, reduced risk of fall, is especially important for older adults. Chiropractic accomplishes this by utilizing adjustment techniques that help to normalize spinal joints and help the brain to communicate more effectively with the body, helping to improve coordination. Chiropractors often give their patients daily stretches that also help to increase strength, coordination, and balance.

Remember, one of the goals of chiropractic care is to help restore normal function and optimize motion in the joints, which helps to bring vital nutrients to the joint and keep it healthy. That’s why the chiropractors at The Joint want to be your partner in healthcare as you age and help you to achieve optimal health and wellness.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Renton, Wash.

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