It is unfortunate that not many seniors are aware of the magnificent benefits that they can enjoy through regular chiropractic care. Here at Mauricio Chiropractic, we care about our elderly, this is why we have compiled a list of the benefits of chiropractic care seniors. 

senior hands

1. Pain Relief

Chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective ways of health care to treat pain caused by spine-related conditions. Chiropractic Care is effective because most spinal disorders’ causes come from spine abnormalities as well as the surrounding structures of soft tissues.  Doctors of chiropractic are trained specifically to identify and treat misalignments of the vertebrae (subluxations) and their effect on the nervous system. Some traditional doctors prescribe pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medication to relieve pain, but they only mask the symptoms and they have many unwanted side effects.

2. Increased Range Of Motion of Extremities and Spine

Chiropractic care has shown time and time again to increase not only the extremities’ range of motion but also the spine’s. A person’s life can be positively affected by having an increased range of motion. For some people, this means gardening without pain or walking an extra 40 yards than normal. In many cases, having an increased range of motion has to be immediately followed by a chiropractic adjustment. This is one of the main reasons why professional sports teams have a private chiropractor in the field.

3. Expanded Balance and Coordination 

The elderly suffer from balance and coordination due to injury or degenerative cervical spine changes. Mechanoreceptors structures are located in the back joints of the spine and they are in charge of providing your brain with the essential information that’s directly related to balance and coordination. These structures provide are the ones in charge of positioning your head as well in relation to your body. When people age, there are mild defects that impair the mechanoreceptors’ function and can result in a loss of body awareness.

When a loss in body awareness occurs, the body positioning is impaired and the elderly become reliant on vision to know where a limb is located. To compensate for this loss of perception of the legs, for example, feet are kept wider open than usual. Steps can become irregular and may be uneven in length. As this impairment increases, the elderly can’t compensate. They can’t get up from their chair or get up after falling without help.

Chiropractic care can help seniors to restore their balance and coordination by stimulating the mechanoreceptors in the spine. This stimulation can restore or even normalize the joint receptor’s function, leading to balance and coordination improvement.

4. Diminished Joint Degeneration 

A subluxated spine is similar to a skewed wheel on a vehicle. This misalignment will cause the spine (and the wheel) to destroy rashly. Since all moving parts will in the end wear out in the long run, it is vital to get your spine adjusted intermittently. Chiropractic care diminishes spinal degeneration and other ligament changes by normalizing the spinal arrangement and lessening spinal pressure. 

5. Expanded Health and Well-Being 

We generally ask our patients which changes they can notice once they are out of pain. Here are some standard reactions we hear each day: 

  • I feel extraordinary! Now can stay asleep for the entire evening! 
  • Now I can plant in the garden! 
  • I have more energy than before! 
  • Now I can enjoy life! 

Indeed, chiropractic care is definitely more than simple relief from discomfort. Feeling better, remaining sound, and doing the things that satisfy us are what keeps us anticipating each new day. Customary chiropractic care increments personal satisfaction and increment wellbeing and prosperity. 

6. Diminished Incidence of Falling 

Wounds caused by falling are amazingly regular in the senior population. As indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are answerable for 90% of the 850,000 bone breaks which happens yearly among Americans past the age of 65. Chiropractors are able to diminish the danger of falls by normalizing the mechanoreceptors of the cervical spine by performing chiropractic changes. They also recommend exercise programs and stretching to expand strength, adaptability, versatility, equilibrium, and coordination. 

7. Keeps Seniors Out of Nursing Homes 

The senior population has no need to suffer. Chiropratic care can provide remarkable benefits and can assure safety and effectiveness. You can schedule an appointment at Mauricio Chiropractic the beloved senior in your life. 

Chiropractors for Seniors In Orlando

At Mauricio Chiropractic, we offer physical therapy, therapeutic treatment, and rehabilitation that can help seniors have a healthier life. Our staff is experienced in working with seniors and can tailor treatment for their personal needs. Schedule an appointment here today!