What are the top things seniors can do to stay healthy throughout their golden years? Some healthy habits are obvious, like eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly. Other habits, like going to the chiropractor's office, may not be so well-known to most seniors. However, visiting the chiropractor on a regular basis is one of the most effective things older adults can do to feel healthy and stay active year after year. Here's why you or your loved one might want to consider making a visit to ANEW Medical and Rehabilitation in Joliet.
Why Should Seniors Consider Chiropractic Care?
The benefits of chiropractic care, while valuable for everybody from tots to adults, are especially pronounced for seniors. This is because seniors are likely to experience faster physical decline than younger adults if they don't take proactive measures to protect their health. When you start visiting the chiropractor regularly as an older adult, you'll probably notice the following benefits:
- You have fewer aches and pains. The objective of chiropractic adjustments is to correct joint subluxations (also known as misalignments) and to relieve the associated irritation or inflammation in the surrounding muscles and other soft tissues. As a result, your overall pain level decreases. Chiropractic care can even help you manage the pain of chronic conditions like arthritis.
- You feel more flexible. When all your joints are working in harmony, you'll have a greater range of motion, making it easier to stay active.
- Your immune system works better. Chiropractic care boosts your nervous system and immune system, so you're less likely to get sick.
- You find it easier to maintain good joint health. Seniors are at high risk for degenerative joint diseases. Chiropractic care helps you keep your joints in good working order for longer than you would otherwise have been able to.
Is It Safe for Seniors to See a Chiropractor?
Many seniors are nervous about seeing a chiropractor for the first time because they expect the session to be painful or stressful. This, however, is a misconception. Senior chiropractic care is generally very safe and gentle. In fact, because it is non-invasive and drug-free, many seniors prefer to start with chiropractic care before trying other solutions for their health problems. However, if you have any questions or concerns about your appointment, we welcome you to bring them up with our chiropractor.
Our Joliet Chiropractor Helps Seniors Stay Healthy
Do you want to experience the benefits of chiropractic care for yourself? If so, it's time to make an appointment with ANEW Medical and Rehabilitation, serving Joliet and the surrounding area. We also welcome your questions! Our office can be reached by phone at 815-207-7463.