Why Senior Citizens Need Chiropractic Care to Protect Their Health 

As we age, our bodies gradually become weaker and more prone to injuries and health problems. Senior citizens over the age of 60 often experience new struggles with mobility, balance, reflexes and chronic pain. The standard medical treatment for these issues is a reduction in activity and, as needed, various drugs to manage painful health conditions. Fortunately, you don’t have to accept these conditions as a standard part of aging. You can instead maintain your health and quality of life naturally with chiropractic care and Pressure Point Therapy. 

What Is Chiropractic Treatment? 

Chiropractic treatment is a holistic approach to your overall wellness. A trained chiropractor will adjust your spine and limbs as needed to ensure your joints are in proper alignment. This is important because misalignments can cause pain, weakness, and restricted mobility. By aligning your spine, a chiropractor can remove excess pressure on your joints, muscles, and nerves. This reduces pain, improves mobility, and helps you better withstand or even prevent accidental injuries. 

What Is Pressure Point Therapy? 

Pressure Point Therapy is a technique that promotes good health and relieves pain without prescription medications or unnecessary surgeries. It works by administering localized pressure to specific pressure points along your spine. Applying pressure to these points helps to relax tension in your muscles and nerves, which improves blood circulation and reduces pain naturally. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Chiropractic Care? 

Many health conditions that commonly affect senior citizens can be treated with chiropractic care and Pressure Point Therapy. Some of the most common conditions that a chiropractor can treat include arthritis, shuffling gait, and chronic pain. 

Chiropractic Care for Arthritis 

Arthritis is caused by joint inflammation and built up cellular debris that cause pain and limit flexibility. Chiropractic adjustments can alleviate arthritis pain by ensuring the joints are properly aligned. When a chiropractor manipulates your joints in an adjustment, your joints get the movement they need to clear out cellular debris and reduce the inflammation. When combined with Pressure Point Therapy, chiropractic care is a great tool to relieve your arthritis pain naturally. 

Shuffling Gait and Chiropractic Care 

Another common issue among seniors is shuffling gait, where misaligned joints in your lower back reduce the length of your stride and make walking difficult. Instead of taking regular steps, you instead shuffle, or take small steps by barely lifting your feet above the ground. Chiropractic care and Pressure Point Therapy can improve this condition by realigning the joints in your lower back and reducing the muscle tension surrounding those joints. Not only will this relieve any pain you are experiencing, but it will enable you to take longer steps with proper balance and stability. 

Chiropractic Treatment for Chronic Pain 

Chronic pain can be caused by old injuries, arthritis, osteoporosis, bad posture, and many other conditions. Pressure Point Therapy is an effective method for relieving chronic pain because it helps relieve tension in tight muscles, allowing them to relax so they can heal naturally without drugs or surgery. Additionally, Pressure Point Therapy and chiropractic adjustments help boost your blood circulation which can reduce inflammation and allow your body to heal more easily. 

Visit Mattingly Chiropractic for Senior Healthcare

No matter your age, taking steps toward protecting your body’s health should always be a priority. As a senior citizen, incorporating routine chiropractic care into your life will help you maintain good physical health so you can continue doing the activities you love. Call us at (314) 635-1008 to schedule a consultation and book your free Pressure Point Therapy session today. 

By Dustan Mattingly, July 11, 2023