You’re never too old to see a chiropractor!

by | Aug 15, 2022 | Blog

Welcome to Straight Up-Chiro Chat.

August is here. The blustery, blowy, chilly month of August when doors slam, roofs creak, and joints ache from the cold. Regular exercise can help keep you moving, keep you warm, and keep you strong. Even as brisk a walk as you can manage will do wonders for your ability to stay generally warmer and for your mindset. But there are many ways to keep fit when you have ‘advanced in wisdom’, like dancing. 

As you build strength – and it’s never too late to start – you will have less chance of falling over, or being blown over by the strong August winds. Part of staying fit and healthy is of course your lifestyle diet and regular check-ups. 

Today we’re talking about….

Chiropractic Care and whether you’re ever too old for that.

A proactive life filled with healthy choices, excellent eating habits, and activities that build your strength, your muscle, and your fitness level is the best way to ‘grow old gracefully. Healthy people seem to defy aging. Healthy people are usually proactive about their medical care needs as well.

At some point in the future though we all look in the mirror and realise we’ve become ‘old’. Our bones and muscles weaken as we age. Quite a few older people experience physical deterioration and chronic pain. They experience it – but they don’t have to live with it. There are safe, effective, and beneficial chiropractic treatments for the elderly.

4 of the most important benefits that chiropractic care can provide for senior clients

Pain Relief
So many forms of pain relief are drug-related and often addictive. They tend to mask the pain rather than solve the cause. And they can have rather nasty side effects. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, works with the body and so is one of the safest treatments someone who is growing old gracefully can have. Chiropractors are trained to specifically identify and treat any incomplete or partial dislocations of the spine causing the pain. And best of all they do it using a non-invasive way.

Range of Motion
Pain makes the body tense. Whatever is causing the pain usually restricts movement as well. Chiropractic care gives immediate relief from the pain and, as a result, a greater range of motion. has consistently been shown to increase a patient’s range of motion. A greater range of motion means that you can continue to do the things you like doing and discover even more.

Balance and Coordination
Doing exercises that work on increasing your balance and coordination is good for you in so many ways. They both work your body so you become more flexible, and stronger, both mentally and physically. This makes them some of the best exercises to do to keep diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. When your balance and coordination aren’t good you are more likely to experience accidental falls and their subsequent injuries, especially bone fractures. For a senior, this can be a serious injury. And a costly one.

Thankfully, chiropractic care can restore your balance and coordination, lowering the risk of falls, potential injuries, and medical costs.

Health and Well-being
The nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, so when working properly, it encourages general wellness and disease prevention. Your nervous system can become trapped when your spine isn’t properly aligned. Chiropractic care releases your nervous system to do what it was created for. The result is that your sense of health and well-being is greatly increased. And chiropractic care is one of the best ways to align your spine. Freeing you up to do life well!

Age is something that doesn’t matter. Unless you’re a cheese.

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So, how can Chiropractic Care help?

Don’t wait until you are so stiff with pain that you can’t move. Make an appointment to see a chiropractor as soon as you feel out of sorts, and there’s that niggle that hurts when you move. A full life can’t be yours if you are full of tension, and pain.

Call us today and book your appointment or to book online!

Yours in health,
Dr. Monica and Helen

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Anacare Wellness Centre
226 Dale Lace Avenue
(entrance in Rooihout Ave)
Randpark Ridge, Randburg
Republic of South Africa

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