How Chiropractic Care Can Benefit Our Older Generations
Aging may not be something most people like to talk about, but it is still happening every single day we are alive. As you get older and with each passing year your body goes through changes that affect every area of your body. You may look in the mirror and see that your hair is becoming thinner and grey, or you may have more joint pain when you go out to check the mailbox. Whatever the case may be, your body needs the help of diet, exercise and natural medicine to maintain optimal health through old age.
After a study done in 2012, the Center for Disease Control found life expectancy is continuing to rise in the US. With people living longer it is important to think about what you can do to age gracefully and keep your body performing at its absolute best throughout your life. A key part of keeping your body healthy is regular chiropractic care by a licensed practitioner. Chiropractic care has been practiced for more than 100 years and will help you to feel your best. Continue reading as we unpack some key benefits chiropractic care can unlock for the older generation.
-Balance and Coordination
It is a well-known fact that most injuries in the older generation result from falls. Most children of older parents have probably received a phone call after their parent took a fall from the stairs or slipped in the shower. Will chiropractic care completely prevent falls from happening? The short answer is no, but regular chiropractic appointments are extremely effective at reducing risk and giving older people more control over their body.
The reason balance becomes so difficult when we get older is because our nerves rely on the cervical spine to send messages to the brain. As our cervical spine ages, it reduces the speed at which those signals travel. Chiropractic can compensate for loss of body awareness by stimulating the nerves in the joints and the cervical spine.
-Prevents invasive medical care
No one wants to see their parent or grandparent be subject to the invasive medical treatments found in most nursing homes or adult care centers. They also may not want to see their loved one on pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects and mood altering ingredients. Regular chiropractic care will not only prevent the need for invasive care but it will also increase health and overall well being.
-Overall Pain Relief
The reason chiropractic care is so safe and so effective is that practitioners are using your own body’s nerves, joints, and muscles in conjunction with each other to create optimal performance. The vast majority of pain associated with aging is because of degeneration of the spine and surrounding tissues. Your spine is connected in some way to every part of your body, and if it is well adjusted then there is no reason you should be experiencing nerve pain or achiness.
At LifeGiving Chiropractic keeping your body healthy and active is our mission. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our dedicated team!