As we age, general body functions slow down and become more fragile and susceptible to illness, due to a drop in metabolism and immune system responses. Elderly patients can greatly benefit from regular chiropractic care, improving quality of life. Chiropractic can help to maintain higher levels of physical activity, self-autonomy and vitality.
Growing older does not have to be synonymous with pain and illness.
The elderly are the population demographic who benefit more from chiropractic care in terms of improving quality of life. Many scientific studies conclude that chiropractic care promotes mobility, flexibility, balance and coordination, as well as helps to decrease medication usage. Chiropractic helps the elderly recuperate their vitality, and the desire to live longer, and have a better quality of life.
Chiropractic care increases extremity movement (arms, legs, hands and feet). Cervical spine plays a big role in balance and coordination, as we age changes or degeneration of the cervical spine(neck), are directly related to Walking patterns, global motion, falls and their ability or inability to do simple everyday activities. Specific Chiropractic techniques access directly the cervical spine and improve immediately the brain and body communication.
Injuries due to falls are very common and amount to 90% of all the cases reported in people over 65 years of age in the USA. Chiropractic can help reduce the risk of falls by increasing the function of the mechanoreceptors (receptors that control one’s balance) along the spine, through specific adjustments. Combined with the adjustments, are specific stretching exercises designed to increase one’s strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and coordination.
Patients who were under chiropractic care and were not hospitalized
Elderly patients who used chiropractic care and did not need assistance
How chiropractic care helps the elderly?
Chiropractic is the most effective and safest way to help with back pain. Back pain comes generally from spinal bones, muscles and soft tissues misaligned, creating extra pressure on surrounding affected areas.
It is really important that the spine and extremities are correctly aligned to prevent and slow the joints naturally degenerative age process.
These are the most common patients feedback when we asked about the care plan we suggest: “I feel overall much better… I can finally sleep at night… Now I can do what I really love – work in the garden. I have much more energy to do things…”
Chiropractic care: Natural, safe and effective care for pregnant women
80% of back problems in adults originate in childhood.
Chiropractic will improve mother´s pelvis stability and spinal alignment
Chiropractic improves health and prevents illness
Faster injury recovery under chiropractic care, rather than with medications or surgery.