The Role of Chiropractic Care in Older Adults

July 26, 2014

Older adults often suffer from musculoskeletal pain and limited mobility as they age. As a result, seniors usually turn to chiropractic for help. Fortunately, the role of a chiropractor can be critical in improving mobility and relieving pain without the use of potentially harmful drug therapies.

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Chiropractic care for seniors can also aid with illnesses, such as COPD, depression caused by chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, as well as many others caused by nerve system interference. Chiropractic care involves correcting vertebral subluxations in the spine that cause nerve interference using targeted adjustments. A care plan can be developed specifically for seniors, in which adjustments are designed according to the patient’s age and state of health.

According to research that has been conducted by many scientific researchers and published in assorted medical and chiropractic journals, seniors that follow a chiropractic care plan spend less time in hospitals, suffer from fewer chronic conditions and are able to remain in their own homes for a longer period. This better overall condition can be attributed to the fact that chiropractic adjustments realign the spine, remove nerve interference and allow muscles and tissues to enter a more relaxed state than when the spine is out of alignment. This leads to less pain, a stronger immune system and greater mobility in seniors that partake in chiropractic care.

With 20 percent of the American population expected to be 65 or older by the year 2030, more studies are being conducted to prove that chiropractic care for seniors should be a critical part of their healthcare. The bottom line in chiropractic is this — if you’re alive and living with vertebral subluxations, you’re better off alive without the nerve interference they cause.

Chiropractic Lifecare of America believes everyone should have access to quality, affordable chiropractic care. Call 800.775.7900, or visit our website to learn how we can help you save up to 50 percent on your chiropractic needs.

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