How Chiropractic Care Can Benefit Senior Citizens
As the body ages, it becomes weaker and more prone to sickness and injury which is why it's so important to spend extra time maintaining it during this time. Despite the aging process, it's still possible for seniors to continue enjoying the things they’ve always been passionate about.
One of the best ways to stay active in later years is with chiropractic care, which has proven to be extremely beneficial to the well-being of the elderly. When a person visits a chiropractor, back pain is usually to blame, but a lot of seniors are discovering the great benefits of choosing chiropractic care beyond relieving common aches and pains. Dr. Short can help you increase mobility and reduce your risk of slips, falls, and other related injuries, which commonly affect seniors.
One of the main concerns for senior patients when it comes to chiropractic treatments is the delicate and fragile nature of their aging bodies. The great news is that we specialize in a very gentle form of chiropractic that can be used on patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Vertebral subluxations are one of the most prevalent causes of musculoskeletal pain and can lead to different problems ranging from common aches and pains because of misalignment, to a weakened immune system due to nerve blockage, all of which can be remedied with the help of our care.
Many elderly patients who have been receiving chiropractic therapy report great improvements in their mobility, describing regained abilities to bend over and even participate in more active pursuits like light sports and gardening. Such improvements lead to a significant increase in the quality of life, especially for those who suffer from coordination and balance issues and are seeking relief from decreased energy and chronic pain.