How Chiropractic Care Plays a Role in the Well-Being of Seniors

January 26, 2014

As our bodies age, degeneration in the joints of the spine can cause significant spinal problems, resulting in acute or chronic back pain.  This can ultimately contribute to poor overall health. Conditions such as osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis (a tightening around the nerves) can increase symptoms and become quite unbearable. Chiropractic care can help alleviate these issues and restore a better sense of well-being for seniors.

Specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments performed by a doctor of chiropractic can play a significant role in relieving spinal and joint pain and related dysfunction. Using their hands or specialized instruments, chiropractors adjust the joints of the spine to bring them closer to their natural alignment, which relieves pressure on affected nerves, relieves pain and allows the organ systems to function better. All of these factors contribute greatly to overall health.

Although the benefits of chiropractic care can be vast, here are five ways it can play a role in the well-being of seniors:

  • Pain Relief – Perhaps the greatest benefit is relief from pain without harmful drugs or potentially dangerous surgeries.
  • Increased Range of Motion – By re-aligning the spine, your body can move more freely. This can make the difference between being able to bend when required and generally allowing you to be more active.
  • Balance and Coordination – Falls can be very dangerous for older adults, and increased spinal impairment can stop you from being able to rise from a seated position or get up after a fall. Chiropractic care can help improve balance and coordination to reduce these symptoms.
  • Better Health and Well-Being – With improvements to the central nervous system, patients are often able to sleep better and even notice a marked improvement in their overall health.
  • Independence – Chiropractic care can help you stay home rather than require a nursing home or assisted living facility. With increased mobility and better overall health, you’ll be able to take care of yourself longer.

Chiropractic Lifecare of America is dedicated to helping you gain affordable access to chiropractic care. We invite you to call 800.775.7900 or visit our website to learn how to save up to 50% on your chiropractic care.

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