Getting older is just a fact of life! Many people are concerned with how best to prepare our bodies for this inevitability. We exercise, eat well, and take care of our mental health throughout our entire lives. But did you know that neurologically-based chiropractic care can help decrease the risk of falls in the elderly? This article will explain how we help our elderly population have the highest quality of life possible!
Falls account for a large number of hospitalizations in the elderly population. In fact, nearly 80% of all injury-related hospitalizations in the elderly population are due to falls in people over the age of 65. These alarming statistics, therefore, made researchers take a step back and look at how to solve this growing problem.
Chiropractors remove the misalignments in your spine that put pressure on your nervous system. That pressure interrupts the messages your brain is trying to send to all parts of your body, including the muscles and ligaments that keep you standing! So if that pressure is removed, it is much easier for your body to stay standing and strong. Consequently, this will decrease your risk of falls.
A study was conducted to prove this, by seeing if chiropractic care could help improve balance. The outcomes demonstrated that people seeing a chiropractor for as little as 12 weeks saw statistically significant increases in their balance! This means fewer falls that could case lasting damage. But more importantly, participants had an improved quality of life, without fear of reliance on others.
Whether it’s tending your garden, walking the dog, or a stroll on the beach with your spouse, chiropractic improves your balance so you can do what you love! Our extremely gentle and specific technique is geared towards servicing everyone. We see people of all ages, including pregnant moms, pediatrics, and those in their golden years! Schedule your first visit with us today to see how we can help ensure your quality of life!