People always assume that our quality of life will only get worse as we get older. No more career chasing, our bodies become more fragile, our joints become less flexible and we even lose a bit of muscular strength. And when you want to keep up with your grandchildren, it’s too late.
So, some of us spend more time staying active. But what most people don’t know is that chiropractic care is a great treatment for these issues too. Dr Matt Kan, Senior Consultant and CEO of Chiropractic First tackles some interesting questions you might have below.
As chiropractic adjustments help to improve flow in the central nervous system (CNS), such treatments help to reduce pain and correct spinal misalignments in order to restore the flow in the CNS. This allows the body to be relieved of pain and alleviates the body’s pain tolerance.
When pressure is released from the joints, restrictions improve which allows for increased range of motion. This is especially important in seniors who often experience joint pains which occur due to wear and tear when the bones rub against each other, possibly leading to pain, stiffness and swelling.
As chiropractic care increases the range of motion in the joints and reduces the tightness of muscles and ligaments, seniors will be able to exercise better posture. Thus, this helps in enhancing balance and coordination, resulting in a reduced risk of falling.
While you are allowed to take medications along with these treatments, chiropractic care is generally a non-invasive form of care. This means that they use hands-on therapy to treat nerve, muscle and joint problems. Unlike pain killers, such treatments allow you to fix the underlying issue rather than mask it with medication.
Through regular chiropractic care, you could improve joint mobility, stronger muscles and an improved immune system. Since these adjustments help improve the central nervous system, you would also benefit from increased energy, improved moods and less stress. All in all, going for regular treatments can impact your overall long-term health. Therefore, chiropractic care allows elderlies to lead healthier and more comfortable lives.