As the aging population is keeps growing dramatically, it is very important that chiropractic care be considered as a healthy option.
What is Chiropractic?
Maintaining optimal health becomes even more important to our quality of life as we get older. Chiropractic deals with something called a Vertebral Subluxation. This is basically a disruption in the normal alignment and mobility of the vertebrae in the spine. The other component of this is that it causes irritation and interference to the nervous system.
How Do Subluxations Affect You?
As we age, spinal discs, joints, ligaments, muscles and other physical systems become weaker and less able to withstand normal strain. The body becomes more vulnerable to injury with degenerative changes to the spine and neck. Chiropractic care is especially important for aging adults to improve health and mobility.
When I was in practice it was amazing to see some of the results in baby boomers, seniors and retirees. Many that had given up on living anything other than a mere existence, experienced dramatic results not only in pain levels but also in their overall all ability to function.
What is really important is not just being free from pain, but what is it that the pain is preventing you from doing. If you still have the desire to exercise, play golf, garden or any other activity, if pain is preventing you from doing that, it can become very depressing mentally.
Today with gentle adjusting techniques, chiropractors can help restore and maintain function so seniors can reach their highest potential.
What Are The Main Benefits For Seniors?
- Reduced pain levels
Obviously, if nerve irritation is reduced one of the frequent results of that is a reduction in pain levels. That alone changes a person’s total frame of mind.
- Better Balance and Coordination
One of the frequent issues for people as they age is the number of falls that are experience as a result of loss of balance. Some falls are the final trigger that result in a person’s life ending prematurely. Being bedridden is extremely detrimental in our senior years. Spinal correction contributes to better balance and coordination which assists in reducing the level damage due to falls.
- Better state of Wellbeing
Better function means better sleep, more energy, clearer thinking and a more positive outlook on life. Chiropractic has so much to offer in this area.
- Slowing the rate of degeneration
A subluxated (misaligned) spine is much like a misaligned wheel on an automobile. This misalignment will cause the spine (and the wheel) to wear out prematurely. Since all moving parts will eventually wear down over time, it is very important to get your spine aligned or adjusted periodically. Chiropractic care decreases spinal degeneration and other arthritic changes by normalizing the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress.
Why Is It So Important?
If you are 60 or 65 today, how much longer do you plan to live-20 or 30 years? So it is imperative to give the body the optimal chance to experience those remaining years to the fullest. Regular chiropractic care is important in allowing you to do that.