Senior Care: Awesome Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Seniors
Many seniors are unaware of the outstanding benefits that are possible through regular chiropractic care. Van Ness Chiropractic has compiled a list of 5 benefits that chiropractic care provides for seniors.
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective and safest forms of healthcare to treat pain due to spinal related conditions. Chiropractic is so effective because most causes of spinal disorders are related to subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae) of the spine and strain on the surrounding soft tissue structures. We are specifically trained to identify and treat subluxations and their subsequent effect on the central nervous system. Anti-inflammatory medication and pain relievers merely mask the symptoms and have many undesirable side effects.
Increased Range of Motion
Chiropractic care has been shown repeatedly to increase not only the range of motion of the spine, but also in the extremities. Increasing your range of motion will make it possible to bend down to pick up the grandkids, garden without pain, or get an extra 40 yards of distance out of your driver on the golf course. In many cases, this increase in range of motion immediately follows chiropractic adjustments.
Improved Balance and Coordination
Injuries due to poor balance and coordination are extremely common. According to the CDC, falls are responsible for 90% of the 850,000 fractures that occur annually in adults over 65.
Studies have shown that chiropractic care stimulates joint receptors in the cervical spine. This stimulation is thought to restore or normalize function which leads to improvements in balance and coordination.
Decreased Joint 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 regularly. Chiropractic care decreases spinal degeneration and other arthritic changes by normalizing the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress.
Increased Health and Well-Being
Yes, chiropractic care provides far more than just pain relief. Feeling good, staying healthy, and doing the things that make you happy are what keeps us looking forward to each new day. Regular chiropractic care increases your quality of life, health, and well-being. Chiropractic care also has an outstanding record of safety and effectiveness.
Van Ness Chiropractic is a participating provider with Medicare. Request an appointment today to discuss how our integrated care can help you.