CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SENIORS
Are you a senior looking for chiropractic care in Austin TX or Georgetown TX? The benefit of chiropractic care for middle-aged individuals is becoming more well-known and understood. Unfortunately, the positive effects that chiropractic care can provide for the maturing population are often underestimated and don't receive as much attention. Many people would be surprised to hear that hundreds of thousands of elderly and aging people across the United States have been fortunate enough to receive the benefits of chiropractic care, many of them at American Chiropractic Clinics here in Austin TX and Georgetown TX.
Seniors and Chiropractic Care
As people age the necessity for routine and symptomatic chiropractic care increases. Most people are aware that as we become older it is not uncommon to see decreases in vision and hearing. However, the effect that the aging process has on our spine and other joints is often ignored or put on the back burner. Some of the changes that we experience as we age cannot be avoided, but this doesn't mean we cannot receive care to slow the processes and alleviate the symptoms associated with the aging process. As people become older, they often experience decreases in muscle mass, bone density, and elasticity of ligaments and tendons. As a result, there is often an increased risk of fractures, decreased flexibility, and trouble maintaining balance. Therefore, through specific and specialized chiropractic care at American Chiropractic Clinics, our doctors will aim to reduce the pain resulting from long and short-term diseases, improve ambulation and flexibility, enhance balance and stability, and improve each patient's overall quality of life.
To accomplish this, our doctors at American Chiropractic Clinics will use a combination of spinal and extremity adjustments, physical therapy, massage therapy, nutritional and supplemental advice, and exercise programs. As a result, patients receiving chiropractic care have reported less reliance on medications, less pain, a sense of having more control over their own health, and a longer and healthier life in general. What separates our doctors at American Chiropractic Clinics is that they will not only act as your health care provider but also as your health care educator.
Why do Seniors Need Chiropractic Care?
As mentioned above, many of the changes associated with growing older are unavoidable. What many people don't understand is that many of the symptoms people experience as they age are a direct result of changes occurring in the spine. As people mature, the structures of the spine often calcify, dry, weaken, and become rigid. As a result, patients often report increased pain, decreased flexibility and motion, and poor balance. These changes also cause the body to not be able to adapt and respond to stress like it normally would have been able to. Therefore, these alterations also cause the spine and other joints to become more susceptible to injury and disease processes such as arthritis.
Our doctors at American Chiropractic Clinics are trained and have many years of experience that allow them to interpret and treat these age-related changes on a case-by-case basis. Through the administration of gentle adjustive techniques specialized for the elderly population, participation in exercise and physical therapy programs, nutritional and supplemental advice, and proprioceptive (balance) training, the doctor and patient will act as a team to slow the aging process. These therapies and treatments will be aimed at treating the cause of the symptoms instead of masking them and making them less noticeable. Through this process, our patients will experience a longer, less diseased, and more enjoyable life.
So if you're one of the people that refuses to accept that growing older means that you also have a decreased quality of life, contact our American Chiropractic Clinics, with locations in Austin TX, and Georgetown TX, for an individualized evaluation.