In February 2012, the periodical, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, published research completed by numerous American health professionals. It determined that chiropractic for seniors can effectively provide alleviation from pain and improve a person’s overall mobility. Chiropractic care is very important, for seniors, for preventing the development of back pain, misalignment and osteoporosis. The prevalence of such conditions tend to increase with age, that is why chiropractic treatment is very essential as a preventative measure. The following points will help us understand why chiropractic care is so important for seniors.
Increased Range of Motion and Flexibility
As people get older, it is essential for them to maintain their flexibility. Many injuries are caused do to a lack of flexibility. It is important that seniors are able to retain the ability to complete everyday actions including walking up stairs, doing laundry or lifting up a child. An increase in the range of motion will also enable a senior to take part in more activities such as golf, gardening, or maintenance around the house.
Decrease in Joint Degeneration
The spine is more inclined to damage from a misaligned spine as the human body ages. The New Milford Patch says, “A subluxated (misaligned) spine is much like a misaligned wheel on an automobile. This misalignment will cause the spine (and the wheel) to wear out prematurely. Since all moving parts will eventually wear down over time, it is very important to get your spine aligned periodically. Chiropractic care decreases spinal degeneration and other arthritic changes by normalizing the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress.” Misalignment in a young body may not be so serious. On the other hand, older spines can become damaged much more quickly and the healing process may be difficult as it may take a long period of time. Preventative chiropractic treatment is therefore very important for seniors.
Keeping Out of a Nursing Home
No senior looks forward to the day he or she may need to check into a nursing home. Studies show that seniors who took regular chiropractic treatment are not only more likely to participate in strenuous exercise and less likely to suffer from arthritis, but also have only a 5% chance of being admitted to a nursing home. It appears that there is a clear correlation between chiropractic treatment for seniors and their ability to exercise which leads to a continued independent state.
Contact IMC for Chiropractic Treatment
Are you looking for a chiropractor to undergo chiropractic treatment for you or for your loved one? You can contact the office of Integrated Medical Care (IMC). We can help you with all of your chiropractic needs. Our chiropractors will help you become pain free and live a healthy life. Call us at (845) 535-9884 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.