A growing number of seniors are reaping the benefits of chiropractic care. And, a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that chiropractic is advantageous for older people.
Chiropractors often detect vertebral subluxations — areas of dysfunction among the bones of the spine (vertebrae) — in seniors. This common malady is linked with an array of conditions, ranging from low-back pain and arthritis to Parkinson’s disease and hearing difficulties. Doctors of chiropractic, like Dr. Smith, correct vertebral subluxations with safe, gentle maneuvers known as chiropractic adjustments.
As baby-boomers reach their senior years, a growing number of older people are discovering chiropractic.
Lisa Killinger of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport, Iowa, says that “chiropractors may be well-positioned to play an important role in health promotion, injury and disease prevention and on geriatric care teams, due to their practice style and holistic philosophy.” (Clin Geriatr Med 2004;20:223-35.)
In fact, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recommends chiropractic adjustments for seniors with acute low-back pain. In addition, Killinger says the American Geriatric Society Panel Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Pain state that “non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as chiropractic, may be appropriate.”
The following benefits result from chiropractic care for seniors:
- Avoid unnecessary medication.
- Stay sharp.
- Maintain motor skills.
- Live longer.
- Avert arthritis.
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