Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Seniors
Chiropractic care is both safe and effective for people of all ages, which makes it so beneficial. Common physical issues are often linked to the stages of life. For example, falls are common for children starting to walk. Similarly, chronic postural issues are typical in students who sit all day at school. But how can people get benefit chiropractic care for seniors?
Boost Your Immune System
The brain communicates with and directs the actions of every cell, organ, structure, and system in the body. The brain then receives information from these cells, organs, structures, and systems. The better this communication loop works, the better the body, including the immune system, functions. This communication system is both housed and protected by the spine. The ability of the communication system to work efficiently is hindered when the spinal joints are restricted, or the spine is not functioning properly.
According to research, adjusting the lower cervical spine and higher thoracic spine improves immune system performance and functions. This only becomes more important as people (and their immune systems) age.
Flexibility and Range of Motion
As people get older, they tend to move less. For many, jobs lead to a sedentary lifestyle. After years of working such a job, inactivity starts to take its toll on the body. The body’s 360 joints are meant to be mobile and agile. Joints grow stiff and can lose general mobility when they do not move as intended. When this happens, the muscles that attach to the joints suffer from a loss of flexibility. Chiropractic Care for Seniors can help you regain and restore joint range of motion, increasing joint strength and performance. Proper nerve communication, regeneration, and operation all rely on a healthy range of motion – especially as people grow older.
Chiropractic adjustments help the body’s natural healing process. Pain relief is a typical side effect of chiropractic adjustments. This is true for people of all ages. Once joint function has recovered, the brain is better equipped to communicate with the body and vice versa. Because the pain receptors are no longer stimulated, the body can relax and feel at ease – providing long-term pain relief.
People of any age should be able to receive the natural health care they deserve. Contact Atlas Injury to Health if you have any questions concerning your joint and spinal health. Dr. Michael St. Louis is a Winter Garden chiropractor who utilizes atlas orthogonal chiropractic techniques. These treatments work to restore the body’s natural healing abilities and restore physical balance. Schedule an appointment if you are interested in learning if this is right for you. Call 407-656-0390 or email [email protected] for more information.