Make your life wonderful with chiropractic care exclusively for senior citizens

Benefits of chiropractic care for elderly and seniors

It is vital to stay active and healthy as our bodies age. According to NCBI, Chiropractic is one of the most frequently used alternative care by older adults, used by an estimated 5% of older adults in the U.S. annually. Senior people commonly suffer from decreased flexibility, brittle bones, poor balance, joint degeneration, and arthritis. Regular visits to a chiropractor can enhance the lives of elderly patients in specific ways that many seniors are unaware of. 

The primary advantage of this therapy is believed to be muscular or bone pain relief. The majority of these cases are related to back ailments. Today, many people choose this approach to avoid the potential issues from surfacing rather than waiting to receive medical treatment. The central nervous system holds the entire spinal cord, and chiropractic is built upon this philosophy. As a result of misalignment in the vertebrae, the organs will be affected and jeopardize your general health.

Pain Alleviation

Chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive, drug-free way to manage spine-related pain. It’s the safest when done by a most experienced practitioner who can handle spinal misalignments and their possible impact on the central nervous system. You should know that many seniors suffer from back problems but treat symptoms mostly with analgesics rather than seeking evaluation for the underlying problem.

Improved Stability and coordination

The Cervical Spine Balance Disc is a revolutionary product that restores the sense of awareness in the brain by stimulating receptors found in the back joints of the cervical spine. This allows for improved balance and coordination. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to feel more confident when walking, standing up straight, or even just sitting down. You can use this product at home or on the go.

Chiropractors are trained in the art of restoring coordination and balance through joint stimulation of the cervical spine receptors. Studies show that chiropractic can be beneficial in the restoration of this sense.

Improved mobility of the spine and extremities

Chiropractic care can help improve your range of motion and restore movement to the extremities. This is especially important as we age because our spine mobility decreases with age. It becomes challenging to do even the simplest tasks like picking something up off the floor or reaching for an item on a high shelf with decreased spinal movements.

Degeneration of joints

Misalignment of the spine, also called subluxation, efficiently exposes joints around the region to wear out faster than ever. Correction of these misalignments slows down the process of degeneration. It is essential to undergo regular chiropractic evaluations to avoid arthritic problems and joint degeneration. These check-ups can help detect and correct problems early.

Lowers chances of falling

Ninety percent of all bone fractures in the elderly population are due to falling accidents! This makes them a common problem among seniors. But there’s good news; chiropractic treatment can help correct these receptors in your cervical spine, altering body awareness and leading to good coordination and balance. Chiropractic treatments can also help restore muscle strength, joint flexibility, and motion.

Improved life quality

You can lead a peaceful life, especially in old age. It is not at all the definition of peaceful existence when you are struggling with pain. When you eliminate pain, patients can finally find the will to stay positive and help their bodies fight ailments. Chiropractic care in Murfreesboro is not merely about pain management but also about general health improvement. 

Eliminating the nursing home option

Putting your loved ones in a nursing home is heart-wrenching. But what if there was an option that could help seniors keep their strength and overall health in excellent condition and hence not resort to nursing homes? Research carried out by a Canadian doctor found that the percentage of seniors in regular chiropractic care reported significantly lower arthritic cases than those not under chiropractic care. This means they had less pain, better mobility, greater flexibility, improved balance, and stability, which meant they didn’t need assistance as often or at all.

Chiropractic care is an effective and natural solution that can help you achieve this. It’s a non-invasive approach that has no side effects but instead helps restore balance in the body. This allows it to function normally again without pain or discomfort. And as we age, our bodies become more susceptible to injury and disease, so chiropractic care is essential at any age.

About The Author
Dr. Oscar Noriega DC
Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.