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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR MATURING ADULTS, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS?

As we age, stress, wear and tear and joint dysfunction occurs. This results in decreased range of motion from arthritic conditions of the joints reducing function and causing weakness. Joint dysfunction the and stove or locked up arthritic changes occur in the joints, along with decreased mobility and ability to engage in general activities and exercises. Chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective methods to help restore motion, decrease pain and return to general activity and exercise. In 1997, Americans made an estimated 629 million visits to practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine, as compared with just 388 million visits to primary care physicians that same year. Chiropractic focuses on the underlying problems of the joint and spinal nerve dysfunction, allowing you to experience increased quality of life, participation in daily activity and exercise along with reduced pain and increased function with chiropractic adjustments.

Before we understand the connection between arthritis, aging and chiropractic care, we must first understand what coordinates every function within the body. The spine is composed of 24 movable vertebra that protects the nervous system. The nervous system is the master controller of the body, controlling all glands, organs, and functions. When the spine is out of alignment this is called the subluxation. This misalignment decreases the function of the nervous system, causing pain and reducing movement of the joints, muscle stiffness and decreasing health. Research has shown that it only takes the pressure of a dime to decrease the nerve function but over 60%. When the spine is out of alignment this dysfunction reduces motion, irritates nerves and decreases optimal function of the nervous system.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR MATURING ADULTS, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS?

Regular chiropractic care has several benefits for these maturing adults which include pain relief, decreased stiffness, increased range of motion, higher energy level and participation in daily activities. In top clinical chiropractic 1996, Dr. Coulter, PhD compared the status of over 414 elderly individuals and those not under chiropractic care, research at the 87% of those who use chiropractic care rated their health is excellent or good compared to only 60% of the non-chiropractic group. Those undergoing chiropractic care also more likely to do strenuous levels of exercise.

In the study of gait disorders, chiropractic increases balance and coordination through essential information in the nervous system. And due to the neck receptors cause balancing coordination problems in adults. Results of three-year follow-up of patients using chiropractic care show that only 26% of those were hospitalized as compared to 40% and not chiropractic groups. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, patients are much more satisfied with the care given by chiropractors and medical doctors. Chiropractic reduce the stress on the joints by increasing joint nutrition, mobility, and decreasing tissue degeneration through optimized mechanical movement of the spine. The mathematic improvements were associated with pain reduction, but many factors that contribute to the quality of life are affected by chiropractic care.

So, if you want to improve your ability to enjoy life and reduce pain please call our office to schedule an appointment. See how chiropractic care can help you, your parents, and your grandparents.

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