Many older adults are not familiar with chiropractic. Even though it has been around for over 100 years, chiropractic has not been considered mainstream for more than a few decades. As more and more people are experiencing the healing power of chiropractic care, it is becoming more common for those with ailments, health issues, and wellness concerns to seek chiropractors. Researchers everywhere are exploring the benefits of chiropractic care, and countless people have seen significant health improvements due to chiropractic. In fact, older adults have experienced relief from many health issues and increased overall health after being under consistent chiropractic care.

Common Problems Among Older Adults

As our bodies age, we experience different ailments, including ones that never used to occur when we were younger.  For instance, as we get older, we experience more general pain.  It could be joint pain from arthritis, pain from bad hips or knees, or pain from a chronic health condition.  Over time, our joints wear out, which is the main cause of arthritis for many seniors.  Additionally, our muscles and joints become stiffer and harder to move, so we lose range of motion as we age.  Because moving, bending, or even walking can be hindered due to pain or muscle tightness, the elderly are prone to coordination or balance problems that could lead to severe injuries from falling.  Seniors often express that they have trouble sleeping at night, experience a loss of energy, and don’t feel as healthy as they once did.  But this doesn’t have to be the case.  Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor has helped many older adults increase their overall quality of life so that they can enjoy these golden years, and he can help you too.

How Can Chiropractic Improve Quality of Life?

The central nervous system is an important part of how our body functions overall, and it is composed of the brain and the spinal cord.  Misalignments of the spine will affect nerve communication which in turn leads to dysfunction with the body.  For the elderly, spinal misalignments can cause poor balance or posture, general pain, muscle tightness, or even health conditions such as digestive problems or a weakened immune system.   Gentle adjustments from Dr. Lisetor can correct spinal misalignments to bring about relief.  Seniors can feel more confident when they walk, get a more restful night’s sleep, improve energy levels, and experience a high level of health and wellness with being under regular chiropractic care.  Don’t let life bring you down.  Find out how visiting a Charlotte chiropractor can help you live life to its fullest once again.

Next Steps

If getting older has been a struggle, experience all that chiropractic care has to offer.  Schedule a visit with Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic to see for yourself all the amazing benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments.  You will be amazed at how much younger you feel and how your body is able to function once again.  Whether you suffer from joint pain such as arthritis or a chronic health condition, chiropractic can help.  Call Dr. Lisetor today.  Don’t wait any longer to live a full and happy life.

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Sources

Dougherty, P.E., Hawk, C., Weiner, D.K., Gleberzon, B., Andrew, K., Killinger, L. “The role of chiropractic care in older adults.” Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 2012; 20: 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3306193/.

Hawk, C., Schneider, M.J., Haas, M., Katz, P., Dougherty, P., Gleberzon, B., Killinger, L.Z., Weeks, J. “Best Practices for Chiropractic Care for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Update.” J Manipulative Physiological Therapies, 2017 May; 40(4): 217-229. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28302309.