Chiropractic for Seniors: 6 Outstanding Benefits
Many seniors are unaware of the outstanding benefits that are possible though regular chiropractic care:
1. Pain Relief
Anti-inflammatory medication and pain relievers merely mask the symptoms and have many undesirable side effects; therefore, chiropractic is more effective because it treats the sublaxations in the vertebrae and their subsequent effect in the body.
2. Increased ROM of the Spine
Increasing a person’s range of motion can positively and drastically affect lives in many ways, for example, the ability to drive.
3. Increased Balance and Coordination
Chiropractic care can help restore and maintain balance and coordination by stimulating the joint receptors (mechanoreceptors) in the cervical spine, reducing the likelihood of falls.
4. Decreased Joint Degeneration
Chiropractic care slows the process of spinal degeneration by improving the function of the joints in the spine.
5. Increased Health and Well-being
Chiropractic is far more then mere pain relief; it’s about keeping our body functioning at 100% so that we can stay healthy throughout our lives.
6. Keeps Seniors Out of Nursing Homes
The more movement you can keep in your spine, the more active you can stay in your life, leading to more exercise and more independence, and therefore better health and less chance of being in a nursing home.