Studies Show the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Aging Adults

August 18, 2014

The number of years you’ve been alive doesn’t have to determine your quality of life. Studies are showing that aging adults who undergo regular chiropractic care are happier, have little to no pain symptoms and move much more fluidly than those who do not.

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In a study conducted on 240 people over the age of 55, chiropractic care was compared to medical treatment for lower back pain. Divided into three groups, two of them underwent two types of chiropractic care and one group was treated medically. After six weeks with a total of twelve visits, both chiropractic groups reported statistically significant improvement in their pain symptoms over the medical group. Since chiropractic care for seniors is drug-free, it’s a far better choice for those who wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Another comprehensive study of note observed 414 individuals with an average age of 80 years. For this study, questionnaires were given to those who received chiropractic care and those who chose medical or no treatment at all. The study revealed that chiropractic patients were 22 percent less likely to suffer from arthritis. After three years of follow-up, less than 5 percent of chiropractic users used a nursing home compared to 48 percent of the other two groups. Lastly, 87 percent in the chiropractic group reported their health as excellent over 68 percent in the other two groups.

As more studies are conducted and more research is collated, it is becoming more evident that seniors can benefit greatly from chiropractic care. You can expect to feel better both mentally and physically, experiencing a more active lifestyle with fewer chronic pain conditions than those who do not receive chiropractic adjustments to correct subluxations.

Here’s the bottom line in chiropractic care — if you’re alive and have nerve interference, you’re better off alive without nerve interference. Chiropractic Lifecare of America would like to save you up to 50 percent on affordable chiropractic care. Call 800.775.7900, or contact us to learn more.

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