In part one of our article we talked about four reasons why chiropractic care is good for seniors. Here are additional reasons why visiting a chiropractor can be beneficial.
- Increased Health and Well-Being
Chiropractic care is far more than just a solution for pain relief. It is also good for your health. Regular chiropractic care increases the quality of life and is beneficial for our wellbeing. We periodically ask our patients what changes they might notice once they are out of pain. Here I will provide some of the responses we hear every day:
I have an extensive amount of energy!
I’m able to garden again without discomfort!
I have my life back!
I have been able to get a full night’s sleep! I feel so refreshed!
When we are feeling good, staying healthy and doing things that make us happy we tend to look forward to every day with a tremendous amount of optimism.
- Decreased Incidence of Falling
Injuries that are extremely common in the elderly population often involve falling. As claimed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90% of falls are the cause of 850,000 bone fractures occurring annually amongst Americans ages 65 and older. Chiropractors normalize the mechanoreceptors of the cervical spine by administering chiropractic adjustments, which in turn, reduces the risk of falls. Stretching and exercise programs are often prescribed as well so that patients can increase their strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, and coordination.
- Keeps Seniors Out of Nursing Homes
In 1996, Dr. Ian Coulter, a graduate from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, published an interesting study in the Journal, “Topics of Clinical Chiropractic” called “Chiropractic care for the Elderly.” He was also involved in many research projects pertaining to the benefits of chiropractic care and exercise.
The key points he noted in this study were:
- opposed to the 66% in the non-chiropractic care group, 44% of those who used chiropractic care reported having arthritis.
- strenuous levels of exercise were more than likely to be done by individuals receiving chiropractic care
- during a three-year follow-up, a staggering 48% of those who did not use chiropractic care lived in a nursing home, whereas less than 5% of those who did use chiropractic care lived in a nursing home.
- during a three-year follow-up, 48% of those in the non-chiropractic group were hospitalized compared to the measly 26% of those who used chiropractic care
Seniors do not need to suffer unnecessarily. Chiropractic care provides amazing benefits whilst having an outstanding record of effectiveness and safety. Ready to find out more? Visit us today!