Chiropractic Care For The Elderly

by Administrator 14. May 2015 20:10

Chiropractic care is important for the elderly due to the changes that occur in the spine with increasing age. The spinal discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissues become weaker, more fibrotic and less able to withstand normal stresses. Spinal pain is a significant musculoskeletal problem among older patients and chiropractic care can provide the much needed relief.

Benefits of chiropractic care in the elderly:

  • Full range of motion: A misaligned spine and neck causes friction in the nerve endings, thus affecting the balance and co-ordination of the body. Chiropractic care helps in adjusting the spine, which enables full range of motion and increases mobility and flexibility in the body.
  • Pain relief: Chiropractors are trained to pinpoint and treat misalignment in the vertebrae, which affects the central nervous system. They treat the abnormalities in the spine that causes severe pain in the elderly. Chiropractic care offers relief from pain, mild or chronic.
  • Decrease in joint and tissue degeneration: A misaligned spinal cord does not function properly and thus, degenerates prematurely. Chiropractic care reduces the spinal stress, prevents early wearing out of the spine and the tissues around it. It helps in avoiding arthritic conditions in the elderly by bringing back the alignment of the spine to normal.
  • Reduction in the risk of falling: Elderly people are more prone to falling due to spinal and nervous misalignment. Regular chiropractic care improves flexibility, movement, coordination and balance in the body. It normalizes the mechanoreceptors of the cervical spine, thus reducing the risk of falling in the elderly.
  • Less requirement of assistance: Adults seeking regular chiropractic care are less prone to medical conditions such as Arthritis or Osteoporosis. They are inclined towards staying fit and being able to take care of themselves.
  • Better health: Regular chiropractic care ensures a better quality of life, health and general well being of an elderly person. 
  • Curing insomnia: Due to many pain and aches it becomes difficult for the elderly to sleep. Relief from such problems with chiropractic care reduces insomnia and enables sound sleep.
  • Better posture: Chiropractic care manipulates the spine and leads to better posture. It reduces muscle stiffness and helps in preventing certain medical disorders. 

Chiropractic care, thus, helps to improve the quality of life and enables one to enjoy old age.

For effective chiropractic services for elderly, consult the chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment, call at (254) 698 - 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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