Using Chiropractic to Help Seniors Stay Active
As people age, muscles, bones, and the spinal system at large begin to degrade. By focusing on range of motion, low-impact strengthening, and tension relief, chiropractic practitioners can help aging patients maintain their health and live out their golden years with peace and comfort. At Ideal Spine, we encourage routine chiropractic as part of an active lifestyle regimen for seniors.
Preventing sedentary lifestyles
Many senior citizens reduce their activity levels after reaching retirement age. While many people aspire to sit back and relax in their later years, living a life that’s too laid-back can actually be detrimental to health.
As the body ages, a lack of exercise and activity can cause muscles, the cardiovascular system, and the skeletal system to degrade prematurely. Living an active and healthy lifestyle into their senior years can help your patients enjoy their retirement and maintain their quality of life.
Pain management and aging care
Chiropractic care is a great way for many people to realize their fullest possible potential in their senior years. Chiropractors exercise a holistic approach to healthcare, treating the source of symptoms, rather than just the symptoms themselves. This lends to helping senior patients maintain their quality of life in a number of ways. Specifically, chiropractors can offer the following:
- Adjustments: Adjustments are the core of a chiropractors’ ability to assist patients. Using adjustments, chiropractors can realign the spinal column and treat a range of nervous system-related concerns, including subluxations, disc damage, and more. Adjustments are also known to boost the immune system, which is particularly beneficial for senior patients.
- Nutrition advice: Oftentimes, seniors require specialized nutrition solutions to help them make up for deficits in their diets. Seniors may need more calcium for instance, to help promote bone health. Chiropractors and other holistic healthcare professionals can provide patients with the nutrition information they need to continue living a healthy life.
- Exercise recommendations: Maintaining an active lifestyle is one of the most essential components of staying healthy in old age. Chiropractors can provide patients with a specialized exercise regimen that considers their specific and specialized needs. For instance, chiropractors can recommend neck exercises for patients suffering from cervical spine conditions.
- Physical therapy: Physical therapy is another essential component of chiropractic care for many senior patients. Physical therapy is a holistic approach to healthcare that takes lifestyle, age, and more into account. Developing a physical therapy plan for your patients can help them make the most of your treatments.
Many seniors don’t possess the knowledge necessary to make the most of their health in their later years. Lifestyle counseling is a way you can provide your patients with the tools necessary to take charge of their health. Lifestyle counseling may involve exercise recommendations, nutrition advice, a chiropractic care calendar and more, depending on the patient’s individual abilities.
Keeping seniors moving
Seniors are an at-risk group for spinal conditions in general. Overexertion occurs more easily in bodies that are frail. At the other end of the spectrum, a sedentary lifestyle puts he senior spine in a compromised position. The solution is to maintain general activity with proper support.
Chiropractic BioPhysics is a unique approach to chiropractic care, designed to improve individual patient outlooks. If you’re looking for a way to implement the latest and greatest care methodologies into senior care, attend the next Chiropractic BioPhysics seminar near you!
Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See www.CBPpatient.com for providers in your area.
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