Seven outstanding benefits of chiropractic for seniors
Many seniors are not aware of how chiropractic care is a beneficial piece to their complete health and wellness. It is important that as a mature adult you receive the best proactive, chiropractic spinal care, as
this will allow you to avoid medical complications that result
from lack of regular spinal maintenance. Here are some of the seven
outstanding benefits that seniors derive from a continued regular
chiropractic care regimen.
is important to note that most spinal disorders result from
abnormalities of the spine and the surrounding soft tissues. Doctors of
chiropractic are well trained to handle vertebral misalignments, extra
spinal fixations, soft tissue injuries, and their related effects on the
nervous system. By working at relieving the cause of musculoskeletal problems, chiropractor are trained to offer lasting pain relief at the cause of these problems.
The use of pain killers or inflammatory medications results in masked
symptoms, while still causing additional side effects related to their
Results in increased balance and coordination
The problem of balance and coordination are common among the aging population.
This is due to the degenerative changes or injuries to the cervical
(neck) region. The cervical region contains special structures that are
used to provide the brain with essential information used to trigger
balance and coordination. With age, these mechanoreceptors become
impaired making one lose his or her sense of awareness. As the sense of
awareness continues to decrease, steps become irregular and uneven in
length. Participating in regular chiropractic adjustments to the
cervical region can increase neck motion, and decrease spasm to trigger
better balance and proprioception. Spinal alignment will help to restore body balance and coordination.
Decreases spinal degeneration
causes the spine to wear out prematurely. It is important that you get
your spine aligned periodically. Spinal degeneration is halted when you
restore proper motion and alignment. This makes the body better able to cope with the forces of stress, activity, and gravity.
Increases health and well being
Whether you cannot
sleep well at night or you do not have enough energy to carry out your
normal activities, chiropractic will improve your overall feeling of
well-being. Most regular chiropractic patients report an increase in restful sleep, and a decrease in overall tension and stress, which adds up to better healing and overall well-being.
Decreased falling incidences
so many serious injuries to seniors that result from falling. One of
the best ways to reduce falling incidences is by maintaining proper
motion and alignment with regular chiropractic care. Spinal
adjustments to the hips, pelvis, and neck normalize mechanoreceptors
(joint sensors) in the spine, thereby increasing flexibility, mobility,
balance and coordination.
Leads to increased motion and extremities of the spine
Having increased range of motion is beneficial to all people, and especially important as we age. Increased
range of motion comes easier if you have regular chiropractic care,
which provides better motion and position to your joints, improving
Keeps seniors away from nursing homes
Most seniors end up in a nursing home because they need help with motion, degeneration, balance, or pain. With regular chiropractic care balance, coordination, and motion all improve. Pain, degeneration, and risk of falling injury all decrease. As a senior, you can limit the need for nursing home care by regularly benefiting from chiropractic.
Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm is a Board-Certified Medicare Chiropractor in Bozeman, MT,
who has successfully treated hundreds of seniors and medicare
patients. His doctor's and team at Pro Chiropractic offer safe and
gentle therapies for elderly patients and seniors at their top-notch Bozeman chiropractic clinic.