4 Truly Noteworthy Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Senior Care
Many seniors are completely unaware of the benefits that can be gained from simple and regular chiropractic senior care. It seems like the practice of chiropractic treatment associated with back issues like slipped discs, sciatica and so forth. However, chiropractic care can be used for a variety of different problems in the body that many seniors have to deal with as they age like limited range of motion, pain, tension, pressure, etc.
- Pain Relief – Any listing of the benefits of chiropractic treatments would be amiss without this benefit. A significant portion of chiropractic care is about pain relief through the manipulation of the body to restore balance, functionality and health in the many muscles, joints, nerves and pressure points in the body. Chiropractic senior care can help to reduce or eliminate pain in the body for seniors by moving it to the correct alignment.
- Increased Range of Motion – When the body has decreased range of motion 99% of the time it is due to issues with joints, muscles and spine; chiropractic senior care can help resolve those issues. Oftentimes an immediate increase in range of motion is seen after a chiropractic appointment and can help be the reason a senior is able to bend down to lift up their grandchild or swing that gold club while they enjoy their retirement.
- Higher Levels of Balance and Coordination – As humans age our bodies take on injuries and degenerative problems in the cervical spine (neck). Structures known as mechanoreceptors in the neck help to provide needed information to the brain to help with coordination and balance, but if the cervical spine has an injury of degenerative issue it can corrupt the information sent to the brain and therefore corrupt how our bodies coordinate and balance. A skilled chiropractor can help to correct problems in the spine that cause a loss of coordination and balance in seniors.
- It Helps to Keep Seniors More Independent – In a study conducted by the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College it was found that chiropractic senior care plays a significant part in how independent a senior is as they age. In the study only 40% of the participating seniors who took part in chiropractic treatment had arthritis while 69% of participants without chiropractic treatment had arthritis. The study followed the participants as they aged and after three years only 5% of the seniors who had long term chiropractic treatment were living in an assisted living home while 48% of those without chiropractic treatment needed the help of an assisted living home.