Age isn’t necessarily kind on the body. As we age, we see many side effects on the outward appearance of the body. Age lines and wrinkles begin to appear. A number of individuals swear they have gotten shorter (usually due to posture). But our bodies are aging internally as well. Our bones are getting less dense. And our joints don’t move as quickly as they did during youth. Elderly chiropractic care is a great way to continue aging as gracefully as possible.
Back Pain Relief
Doesn’t it always seem like our elderly loved ones are on some kind of pain reliever medication at all times? And while a pain reliever is great in a pinch, it’s only a temporary band-aid. It’s not a solution or a cure. Most pain comes from a nerve disconnect. Spinal adjustments help to keep everything in alignment, relieving all different kinds of pain.
And now that you’ve been thinking about it, how many elderlies do you know who always seems to be suffering from a cold? When the spine and brain are in miscommunication, the immune defense is low. One appointment for an adjustment could be the key to keeping you flu and cold free this illness season.
Improved Flexibility and Movement
As we mentioned before, our agility and once strong muscle and bone begin to deteriorate. Think of chiropractic care as a means of functionality training. If you or someone you know cannot bend down to pick something up without pain, it’s time to get some help. Another applicant would be someone who has difficulty standing up after sitting for a long period of time. Chiropractic care is a wonderful way to take care of your insides and keep consistent flexibility and mobility.
The Balance and Falling Connection
One of the greatest risks to an elderly persons’ health is falling. More seniors’ injuries are due to falling than anything else. Elderly chiropractic care also improves balance through proper alignment of the spine. Incorporating chiropractic adjustments every so often could keep more seniors on their feet.
Elderly Pain Relief with Zock Family Chiropractic
If you or someone you know who suffers from chronic pain, adding chiropractic care may be the natural preventative treatment you need. If you would like more insight into optimizing your body, Dr. Zock would love to discuss your thoughts and concerns. She can evaluate your body mechanics and help you decide what natural methods are best for your specific pain relief! Contact our office in Cranberry to schedule an introductory session and provide you with a happy and healthy fall season!