The older we get, the more we begin to pick up on small aches and pains associated with age. It may no longer be as easy to roll out of bed, enjoy an afternoon in the garden, or play basketball with the grandkids. In our senior years, our bodies begin to tell us that it’s time to make changes to maintain our overall health and well-being. Chiropractic is an important part of this solution.
According to Dr. Tunde Olatunji, chiropractic care for seniors can do so much more than alleviate back pain. Gentle chiropractic care can help to strengthen the body and increase range of motion. These positive changes can result in greater mobility and a higher quality of life.
Ensuring spinal alignment can also work to restore balance in geriatric chiropractic patients. Dr. Olatunji explains that chiropractic improves coordination by stimulating specific spinal receptors. The greatest improvements are seen in elderly men and women who have been identified as at-risk of falling accidents.
Chiropractic care for seniors also offers many pain relief benefits, especially to those with arthritis and other chronic conditions that impair mobility. As a pain management tool, chiropractic adjustments release tension and ease tightness throughout the body. This allows seniors to focus on strengthening activities, such as walking or working out. By systemically reducing pain and increasing range of motion and flexibility, many seniors can even reduce the chances of injury caused by muscle and joint overuse.
Dr. Olatunji further explains that chiropractic care can, in many cases, reduce a senior’s reliance on prescription medications. By lowering the need for medicines, seniors can sidestep unpleasant side effects, such as diarrhea, nausea, and sleepiness.
For those concerned about the cost, Medicare Part B typically covers chiropractic care for seniors with even mild spinal misalignments. Importantly, many Medicare Advantage plans include routine and maintenance chiropractic as an added benefit.
Geriatric patients also experience substantial benefits with chiropractic care. Dr. Olatunji can even provide services if you are in a wheelchair or cannot lie down on your stomach for extended lengths of time. As a safe, gentle, and non-invasive therapy, chiropractic can improve quality of life for patients of all ages.
If you are experiencing pain, reduced mobility, or muscle and joint stiffness, contact Olatunji Chiropractic today to find out how chiropractic care for seniors can get you back on track and in alignment.
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