Chiropractic Care For The Aged

by Administrator 5. April 2012 13:53

The human body faces challenges to its well being every single day, right from the thousands of microorganisms that it has to combat, to its own self-destructive mechanisms. With age, the protective machinery of the body begins to deplete, increasing one’s vulnerability to a large number of disorders. While most people resort to potent conventional drugs for immediate relief from the symptoms that accompany these disorders, they fail to realize how harmful these chemicals are for their body.

A much better approach would be a holistic treatment option, which cures these disorders right from within. Chiropractic treatment does just that, and is now gaining popularity as a daily ritual to deal with aging-related disorders. Here’s a look at which of these disorders are the most common, and how chiropractic care can help:

  • Pain- Right from osteoarthritis to back and shoulder pain, excruciating pain is one of the greatest woes of the elderly. What most people fail to realize, is that the root of nearly all the pain in the body lies in the spine. Spinal manipulation done by chiropractors offers significant relief from all sorts of pain.
  • Distorted equilibrium and increased risk of falls- One of the most affected aspects of our well being with age, is that of body balance. This explains why the elderly are more prone to falls, and hence broken bones and other complications. Chiropractic methods work on improving the body’s equilibrium, as well as the mind-body coordination, resulting in decreased incidence of falls.
  • Decreased range of motion- Climbing stairs, lifting grocery bags, or simply playing with their grandkids, can become an arduous task for the aged. Chiropractic care works on this, by increasing the flexibility of the limbs, and hence the agility of the patient. The result is an increased range of motion, and the ability to perform daily tasks with increased ease.
  • Deterioration of the joints- Joint care is an essential segment of chiropractic care for the aged. The regular spinal alignment procedures ensure that any joint disorders are tackled before they progress any further.
  • Memory loss and slowed motor functions- With Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the like, being taken as disorders that every second aged person has to acquire, chiropractic treatment comes as a welcome option to improve memory and brain function in the elderly. Believe it or not, chiropractic spinal adjustments alter the way both the brain and the spinal cord function, keeping neurological disorders at bay!

For more details, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at (254) 698-1600.

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