We’ve all heard the old adage, “Use it or lose it.” It’s especially true when it comes to joint function.
As we age, many of us suffer from a loss of joint mobility. Morning stiffness starts to show up. Or it may take extra time to recover after getting up out of a chair or driving for a long distance. Knees, hips, shoulders and elbows are common culprits. Perhaps less obvious, but even more important are the joints of the spine.
Those of us with the various stresses that come from circling the sun for 40, 50, 60 or more times, start to feel the brunt of the lifelong cumulative effects of insults and injuries to the spine. That’s why chiropractic care later on in life can be especially helpful.
Besides helping to keep spinal joints functioning as optimally as possible, many seniors choose some type of regular chiropractic care for:
Better balance – Falling is often the beginning of the end for the elderly. The inactivity resulting from mending a broken hip can prevent the movement so essential for good health. There is even some research to suggest that chiropractic care can help the elderly maintain better balance.
Increased vitality – With the nervous system focus of chiropractic care, many patients report better sleep, more energy and a greater sense of well-being when they get adjusted regularly.
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