As we get older, our muscles and bones aren’t as healthy as they used to be and take longer to heal after injuries.
Elderly folks struggle with reduced flexibility, restricted mobility, joint degeneration, arthritis, brittle bones, and a lack of balance.
Working with a chiropractor can help senior individuals prevent injuries and intense pain in the neck, back, and shoulders.
Here’s how elderly people can benefit from seeing a chiropractor:
Improve the Immune System
An aligned spine supports blood circulation and helps flush toxins from the body. It also facilitates communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which helps promote rapid recovery from injuries.
Some preliminary studies show that regular chiropractic care boosts the immune system and protects older adults from diseases.
Back pain in older individuals is commonly caused by spinal compression fractures or osteoarthritis. Elderly folks are prone to fracturing and breaking bones due to a loss of bone density.
Misalignment of the spine strains the spinal column and makes it hard to balance weight, increasing the risk of falls and fractures.
Chiropractors can perform spinal manipulation to realign the spine, alleviating pressure from the joints and reducing pain.
Balance and Coordination
The receptors located at the bottom of the spine help the brain oversee the functioning of our limbs and the space around them.
As we get older, these receptors don’t function as well as they used to, so our brain has less awareness and control over the movements of our limbs. This causes poor balance and makes us prone to falls.
Reduced Range of Motion and Flexibility
Chiropractic care has been shown to increase the range of motion for elderly patients with stiff joints and muscles.
Elderly patients who don’t get enough exercise struggle with restricted mobility that reduces their quality of life.
By working with a chiropractor, they can increase their range of motion and complete all tasks with ease.
Regular chiropractic treatment can prevent arthritis, reduce the risks of falls, prevent injuries, and help seniors exercise and stay healthy.
If you have elderly loved ones who often complain of back pain, consider taking them to a nearby chiropractor who specializes in back pain management.
Arista Wellness Center is a chronic pain recovery center located in Katy. We provide comprehensive chiropractic care, including back pain relief.
Arista Wellness Center takes pride in effectively reducing your pain and helping you get back to normal day to day activities. Please call us at 281-245-0407 for a free consultation and to learn more about our MLS laser therapy treatments.
Contact us today at 281-245-0407 for an appointment with our pain management specialist.