Chiropractic and the Elderly
Chiropractic is designed to eliminate acute and chronic pain, increase flexibility, improve mobility and balance, improve general health and increase the overall quality on one's life.
Chiropractic is extremely important for the maturing and elderly adult population due to the dramatic changes that occur in the spine with increasing age. As we age, spinal discs, joints, ligaments and muscles become weaker, less hydrated and more prone to injury from normal stress. As a result, spinal pain from spinal degeneration (arthritis), becomes more prominent and healing time from injury becomes much longer.
Modern chiropractic employs non-invasive and gentle adjusting techniques to safely introduce flexibility and mobility to the spine. This increase in mobility along with the incorporation of appropriate stretching and exercise programs improve strength, posture and minimize degeneration and pain.
Chiropractic care has a number of benefits for the maturing adult:
- Spinal and extremity pain relief
- Decrease stiffness and muscle spasms
- Increase mobility and range of motion
- Better posture
- Increase balance and coordination
- Increase energy
- Decrease arthritis and arthritic joint pain
- Reduce risk of injury
Regular chiropractic care in those over the age of 40, is a aimed at not only the correction of soft tissue abnormalities and elimination of pain, but increasing the quality of life. Chiropractic care can help each and every individual reach their own health potential. A properly functioning central nervous system and the ability to stay mobile is the key to living life to the fullest.