Chiropractic Care For Seniors
Try as we might to avoid aging in today’s modern world, it’s an inevitable process, one that highlights aches and pains while putting a spotlight on medical concerns. The good news is that there are options for treating both lingering issues and acute problems, and not all of these choices have to involve pharmaceuticals or invasive surgery. In fact, chiropractic care has proven time and again that sometimes the easiest path to feeling good is to simply get the body back to where it should be. For senior citizens, this process can restore a sense of well-being that may have eroded over the years.
Seniors face a unique set of challenges, but the good news is that chiropractic care can address many of these issues, including
Pain management: Chiropractic care can be one of the most effective tools available for managing pain. That’s a broad statement, but it’s true, and when you look at the individual issues that chiropractic care can treat, you’ll see why: neck pain, back pain, joint pain, migraines and headaches, pinched nerves, muscle spasms, and much more.
Strength and agility: Staying fit is key to longevity during the senior years. Unfortunately, this can be difficult when someone has been dealing with aches and pains for a long time. Under the care of a chiropractor, those ailments can be addressed to allow seniors to resume exercising. In many cases, strength training and stretching can be part of a chiropractic plan in order to bring the body’s musculoskeletal system back into alignment.
Joint degeneration: As the body gets older, some level of joint degeneration can be inevitable. Minimizing that is a goal of chiropractic care, and much of that process stems from correcting and balancing structural issues throughout the body. Misalignment can increase stress on joints, aggravating painful joints or leading to long-term degeneration. Chiropractic care treats acute joint-related pain while providing preventative care.
Chronic issues: Many patients come to a chiropractor seeking relief from acute pain, such as a joint injury or migraine. However, those low-level issues -- the ones that remain in the background but slow down your day -- deserve treatment as well. Many of these stem from various internal systems being out of balance, so chiropractic treatments will treat both the symptoms and the underlying root cause for relief.
Immune system concerns: The body’s immune response is regulated by various factors, and physical issues such as structural misalignment can negatively impact the body’s ability to fight off infection and disease. By getting regular chiropractic treatments, the musculoskeletal system is properly aligned, allowing internal organs, nerves, and glands to do their job, thus allowing the immune system to properly do its job as well.
Do you know a senior facing any of the above issues? The path to relief and a strong, healthy body can start with a consultation at Fritts Family Chiropractic. Schedule an appointment today to see how chiropractic can deliver results without drugs or surgery. We serve clients located in the Bay Area neighborhoods of Alamo Square, Duboce Triangle, and Hayes Valley.