chiropractic care for seniors
As we age, spinal discs, joints, ligaments, muscles, and other spinal tissues become weaker, less hydrated, more fibrotic, and less able to withstand normal stresses. As a result, spinal pain from spinal degeneration (arthritis) becomes more prominent, tissue injury from everyday events occurs, and the time to heal from injuries increases.
Balance and coordination also become increasingly impaired which, can in turn increase the risk of falls and other injuries. To maintain a high quality of life into older age, it is crucial to take care of the body by maintaining mobility, strength, and balance.
While chiropractic care has been shown to provide numerous benefits for people of all ages, seniors may improve their quality of life through visits to a chiropractor. Chiropractic care can be greatly beneficial in helping seniors attain general wellness and lasting pain relief.
As a supporter of the chiropractic lifestyle, focusing on spinal health, stress reduction, Dr. Goel helps her patients discover their own “fountains of youth.” Her goal is to empower her patients to gracefully age, without feeling old.
IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE FOR SENIORS?
Yes, chiropractic care is safe at any age. We listen to your concerns and complete a thorough assessment to understand your current health and your goals. We then tailor our care to meet your needs including determining the best chiropractic technique, the level of force, and what complementary therapies to use. Regardless of age, regular exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and chiropractic care can help slow the effects of ageing.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SENIORS
Seniors can enjoy a range of notable benefits from regular chiropractic care. While benefits will vary from patient to patient, the most common pros of chiropractic care for seniors include:
One of the most important benefits of chiropractic care for the elderly is pain relief. Many elderly people experience daily pain due to musculoskeletal conditions (arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, spinal degeneration, etc.). Chiropractic care can relieve pain naturally by addressing the subluxations within the spine that cause pain and inflammation.
Decreased Joint Degeneration
Misalignments in the spine will cause the spine to wear out prematurely. Chiropractic care decreases spinal degeneration by normalizing the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress.
Increased Range of Motion of the Spine and Extremities
Loss of mobility is a common complaint among the elderly. Regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase the range of motion not only of the spine, but also of the extremities. By improving flexibility, aligning the joints, and alleviating tightness in the muscles, chiropractic treatment may allow seniors to move with ease. Increasing a person’s range of motion can positively impact their lives in many ways. It can mean being able to bend over to pick up their grandchildren or being able to work in the garden without pain.
Improved Balance & Lower risk of falls
Many elderly people suffer from balance and coordination problems. These problems are often caused by past injuries or degenerative changes in the cervical spine (neck). Studies show that chiropractic adjustments can help restore balance and coordination by stimulating the joint receptors (mechanoreceptors) in the cervical spine. Older people who are at risk of falling can benefit largely from the improved balance in the body that consistent chiropractic care provides.
Better Health and Quality of Life
Chiropractic care not only reduces pain, but also reduces the stress level, improves the quality of sleep, and improves energy levels. Feeling good, staying healthy and doing the things that make us happy are what keeps us looking forward to each new day. Regular chiropractic care increases the quality of life and increase health and well-being.
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At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can be resilient in facing everyday challenges.
Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.