Just because you’re growing older, do you think you have to live with back aches and pain?
Research indicates that older adults are much more likely to experience back pain. But these same adults are less likely to seek care for their back pain compared to younger adults.
No matter your age, there is no reason back pain should limit your ability to live a full life. Older adults who see a chiropractor see reduced back pain.
Spine changes as we age
As we age, our spine goes through a degeneration process. The rate of degeneration is largely dependent on your stress levels. Stress causes the spine to become damages more quickly. Because of this, it is important to have a chiropractor check and adjust your spine on a regular basis.
Chiropractic care for older adults
Chiropractic care can help older adults maintain or increase their range of motion. Improved range of motion means seniors can enjoy activities and hobbies that back pain prevented them from doing.
Chiropractic can help with balance issues too. As we age, we have a decrease in balance and coordination. Falls can be serious for seniors. Chiropractic treatments give older patients an increase in balance and coordination because it helps the reduce the degenerative changes to the spine that naturally occur over time.
Joint pain can be reduced by chiropractic care. When your joints are out of alignment, you are much more likely to experience pain. Regular chiropractic adjustments help to decrease spinal degeneration as well as other arthritic changes throughout the body.
Chiropractic improves quality of life
Chiropractic care provides seniors with many benefits including increased balance and range of motion, increased mobility and flexibility, and decreased aches and pains. Schedule an adjustment appointment with one of our amazing doctors by calling (585) 889-3280.