Pain and reduced range of motion don’t have to be a part of aging.
Here are 5 amazing benefits of chiropractic for seniors that’ll have you enjoying your Golden Years!
If you’re like most people, you’re probably not looking forward to getting older and losing your quality of life.
But there’s good news: you might not have to!
Until you’re blowing out all those birthday candles, you don’t know how aging will affect you, but there are some ways you can reduce the pain, loss of stamina, frequent illnesses, and fatigue that often accompany aging. And one of the most effective? Regular chiropractic care.
“Chiropractic for seniors?”
Chiropractic adjustments can offer many benefits to an older population that you probably hadn’t considered. Lie back and read on to find out just how chiropractic care can help you shine in the prime of your life!
#1. Pain Relief
It’s natural to feel a twinge of back or shoulder pain and think, “Oh well…I must be getting old.” But those aches and pains that started in your 30’s and 40’s may not have been arthritis after all.
A joint alignment that is allowed to go uncorrected will only get worse over time. Combine that with decreased bone density (and the cumulative effects of gravity) and you’re going to be in pain! Degenerated discs and misaligned joints can also wear out unevenly, leading to bone spurs and other uncomfortable symptoms.
What’s more: chiropractors can accomplish all of this without the use of addictive prescription drugs.
One of the main concerns of chiropractic for seniors is whether their bodies can handle an “aggressive” spinal adjustment. In fact, chiropractors use a wide variety of methods to provide treatment and are well aware of the techniques needed to prevent further harm to the body.
(Curious to know more? Read this: “How Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Work?“)
#2. Increased Range of Motion
One of the biggest benefits of chiropractic for seniors is an increased range of motion.
Your joints are designed to move within a certain range of motion, but only if they are properly aligned. Think of your grandson’s toy train set: the locomotive can run smoothly as long as it’s placed properly on the track. If it’s crooked, it won’t be able to move at all.
If you’re like most senior citizens, these post-retirement “Golden Years” are when you finally have time to pursue your hobbies and interests. Good chiropractic care makes all of that much more doable.
Imagine being able to weed your garden beds more efficiently or being able to pick up your grandchildren. Imagine being able to swing that golf club with the same follow through you had in the old days. Adjustment will help you keep that range…on the range.
#3. Balance and Coordination
As we age, balance and coordination are especially important at preventing serious falls that could cause bone fractures. But a calcium supplement isn’t all you can do to protect yourself.
Chiropractic for seniors can improve your balance and coordination so that you’re less likely to fall in the first place.
Many people think of the body as separate systems (skeletal, digestive, muscular, neurological, etc.) but the reality is that your entire body is one singular organism—all of these systems work together.
For example, your nervous system is controlled by the brain, which uses the spinal cord and a collection of other nerves to send information back and forth throughout the body. The spinal cord runs through the spine; any misalignment in the vertebrae can easily cause neurological changes in balance and coordination. Adjustments can help realign these deficits.
Who knows, you might not have to invest in that walker after all!
#4. Immune System Support
That’s right. Regular chiropractic adjustments strengthen your immune system by improving 1) overall circulation, (which can clean toxins out of your body) and 2) nervous system function (which can help your brain monitor your body).
This doesn’t mean that chiropractic care will prevent you from getting COVID-19 or from ever getting sick again. But an improved immune system can help you fight off diseases more easily in the future (and with less severe symptoms).
#5. Better Quality of Life
So what does this all mean for you?
If pain relief and increased mobility were not enough to convince you that chiropractic adjustments could be the solution you need, then think about the effect this has on your quality of life.
In addition to all of the physical benefits of chiropractic for seniors, you’ll also experience the emotional benefits that come from your improved health, such as better sleep, more energy, improved mood, and the ability to exercise.
Regular adjustments may also help prevent you from needing a walker/cane or nursing home. If something could help you look and feel your best as you age, why not give it a try?
Aging is not something that most people look forward to but, with the right approach, you can turn 70 into the new 50.
At Oviedo Chiropractic, we are up-to-date on the latest and most effective techniques for keeping you healthy at any age. We start with an x-ray examination to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain and develop a personalized plan to restore your alignment and help you feel your best.
Let us help you rock your age and be the healthiest version of you that you can be! Call today to schedule a consultation.