Seniors The Opportunity To Live More Active Lives
Studies have shown the more active a senior is, and the more they engage with friends and others in their communities, the longer they live. Here at Balanced Health Medical in Manhattan, our chiropractor understands the challenges people face as they get older. Some have to contend with age related conditions like arthritis, while others have to deal with mobility issues and widespread pain. Chiropractic treatments have been shown to offer a host of benefits to people over the age of 65, here are a few of them.
Pain prevents people from doing a lot of things that are essential to senior health care. Isolation is detrimental to both the physical and mental health of the elderly. Pain and the mere fear of pain often cause seniors to shy away from going to church and participating in all sorts of activities they enjoy. Chiropractic for seniors has been proven to be an effective form of pain treatment for conditions that affect the spine. Our doctor is trained to diagnose and treat spinal misalignments, while simultaneously reducing inflammation and pain.
Mechanoreceptors are located in the rear joints of the cervical spine. They provide valuable input in regard to how the head is positioned in regard to the body. As people age, the function of mechanoreceptors becomes impaired and results in a loss of body awareness (proprioception). The body compensates for the loss of a sense of body awareness in the legs by signaling the brain to space the feet in a wider position. A person’s steps to become uneven and irregular as a result. As the condition worsens to its most severe stages, people have difficulties getting themselves up after a falls and getting up after sitting in a chair. Studies have shown that chiropractic care helps to restore coordination and balance through the stimulation of the mechanoreceptors.
Chiropractic treatments can also be used as a part of a preventative health care treatment plan. Our chiropractor uses treatment modalities like ultrasound to reduce inflammation, and spinal alignments to relieve pressure off of joints, nerves, and discs in the spine. These treatments also decrease joint degeneration and help to increase the overall well-being of our patients.
Living life when you are in dealing with chronic pain can lead to depression and a host of other problems. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can enjoy your golden years while living an active and healthy lifestyle. Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment to see us at (212) 755-1717.