As our bodies age, it becomes more and more important to stay healthy and active. While bones and muscles may weaken, it is still possible to be out and about and doing the things we love. Many senior citizens face chronic pain or other issues related to the body deteriorating over time. Luckily, chiropractic care has been shown to have multiple benefits for the elderly, from increased mobility to a decreased risk of falls and other injuries.
Some seniors may be concerned about receiving spinal manipulation due to the delicate nature of their bodies. However, chiropractic doctors have been specially trained to treat the sensitive needs of the elderly safely and effectively. The first step is to examine the spine to find any vertebrae that are out of place. Subluxations can lead to many problems because of nerve blockage, such as pain due to the misalignment of immune systems.
Typically the reason a senior seeks chiropractic care is for pain in the muscles and bones, with back pain being the most common complaint. However, many patients now see chiropractors for help with their ongoing health, whether as a treatment solution, complementary treatment, or for prevention of problems. Chiropractic itself holds as its philosophy the fact that the central nervous system is encased in the spinal cord. Obstructions or irregularities in the alignment of the spine can affect other organs, as well as system-wide health.