Aches and pains are as much a part of the aging process as wrinkles and fine lines, but good chiropractic care may keep the spine strong and allow seniors to maintain normal activity long into their golden years.
How does age affect the spine?As the spine degenerates over time, structures that handle balance and coordination don’t function as well. This deterioration can lead to arthritis, stiffness, circulatory problems, constipation, and more.
Conventional medicine vs. Chiropractic care
Research supports chiropractic care’s role in a healthy senior lifestyle. A three-year study of senior citizens revealed that patients who received chiropractic care spent fewer days in hospitals and nursing homes than non-chiropractic patients. Here are three reasons seniors should consider contacting a chiropractor:
While chiropractic care can’t turn back the clock, it can help your body remain able to do the things you love.
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