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Chiropractic For the Elderly: A Guide
Many elderly people struggle to move in the way they once did and suffer from a decreased range of motion. This can prevent any person from living the life that they want to and make it difficult to do everyday tasks such as brushing their teeth or putting away their dishes. Chiropractic care can improve range of motion in the neck and spine as well as the extremities.
Improving Health and Immune System Function
Chiropractic care addresses subluxations along the nervous system. When subluxations occur, the nervous system is unable to function in the way it is supposed to and it can prevent the brain from spending important messages throughout the body. When elderly individuals receive routine care their nervous system and their immune system can function properly, meaning less sick days and fewer chances of catching illnesses.
Regular chiropractic care, specifically care focused on joint arthritis can greatly improve this condition in elderly adults. It can also help relieve the pain and discomfort that often comes with arthritis. Arthritis has become an epidemic among elderly individuals, but routine chiropractic care can help these individuals find the relief they have been looking for without medication.
Decreased Joint Degeneration
Unfortunately, one of the many things that accompanies getting older is decreased joint degeneration. A misalignment in the spine can cause the vertebrae and the discs in the spine to degenerate at a rapid pace. Regular chiropractic care can slow down this process preventing more serious back issues from forming.
If there is an elderly individual in your life that you believe could benefit from this care, then encourage them to visit a chiropractor. Dedicated care from a professional doctor of chiropractic may be just what they need to get back the quality of life that they deserve. No person is too young or too old to start seeing a chiropractor and to start benefiting from regular chiropractic adjustments. With the right care, any elderly individual can start seeing results fast as they enjoy living the pain-free, healthy life they have always wanted to while living out their golden years.
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