Chiropractic Treatment for Seniors
Patient-Focused Chiropractic Care for Seniors in Virginia and North Carolina
The professionals at Tuck Chiropractic Clinic provide safe, reliable, and noninvasive treatment options for people of all ages, including seniors. Chiropractic care offers an array of benefits to aging individuals, including enhanced balance, coordination, mobility, pain relief, and overall improved health and well-being.
Nearly a fifth of the population of the United States will be 65 or older by 2030. Chiropractic care is used by an estimated 5 percent of seniors in the U.S. each year, which makes it one of the most popular types of alternative treatment in this age group. It’s important to be aware of how this type of treatment can improve quality of life for senior citizens.
Get Moving Again
Seniors typically are at higher risk for falls, injury, chronic illness, and dependency. As a result, chiropractors often recommend exercise and physical activity to their older patients, because loss of muscle strength reduces mobility, which can mean a loss of independence.
Research indicates that aerobic exercise and strength training have a positive effect on mobility and functional performance of the lower extremities of an older person, particularly in regard to walking speed and the ability to stand up from a seated position.
Improving Balance and Coordination
Falls due to balance problems are common for many seniors. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a fourth of people age 65 and older fall each year in the U.S. Falling is a major cause of fatal injuries in seniors, as well as nonfatal, traumatic injuries requiring hospitalization. Regular chiropractic care that promotes physical activity and exercise can increase balance, greatly reducing the incidence of falls.
Less Pain, More Freedom
As we age, our joints, ligaments, muscles, and spine tend to weaken and become dehydrated, and are less able to stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. Aches and pains become more prominent, the body becomes more vulnerable to injury, and healing time is increased.
The most common reason that older people seek chiropractic care is for lower back pain. Chiropractors can successfully utilize spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and low-force techniques to manage acute, sub-acute, and chronic lower back pain, and regular chiropractic care can also help older patients by:
- Treating migraine and cervicogenic headaches
- Reducing dizziness
- Relieving joint and neck pain
Improve Your Quality of Life
At Tuck Chiropractic Clinic, our professionals want to maximize the chiropractic experience for all of our patients, including our seniors. We try to help older patients manage and even eliminate chronic pain, increase flexibility, improve posture, enhance mobility, reduce stress, and greatly increase their overall health and happiness.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can benefit the older members of your family, please contact us today to make an appointment, or pay a visit to any one of the 11 Tuck Chiropractic Clinics located throughout the state of Virginia and in North Carolina.I'm In Pain Right Now I Want A Better Lifestyle
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