Walkers, canes and nursing homes don’t have to be part of the aging process. With so many seniors living longer and more vibrant lives, including chiropractic care as part of their wellness repertoire might help them get the most out of their golden years.

Chiropractic is completely natural. Here are some of the many benefits of chiropractic that might help mature adults enjoy optimal health as they age:

  • Enhanced movement

Chiropractic not only helps you enjoy greater flexibility in your spine but also in your extremities.

When you are able to enjoy a greater range of motion, you can experience a greater quality of life by being able to do all the activities you love, such as bend down and pick up your grandchildren, do some gardening or drive an extra 40 yards on the golf course.

  • Pain relief

If you’re looking to relieve your pain without the use of painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications, chiropractic care might be the best option for you.

I’ll identify and reduce any vertebral misalignments and their related effects on the nervous system.

By locating the underlying cause of your pain and reducing any interference, your body is able to heal itself as it was intended.

The result just might be that you experience relief that you didn’t think was possible.

  • Improved balance, reduced falls

Balance and coordination issues are common among the aging population due to degenerative changes or injuries to the cervical (neck) region.

The joint receptors in the cervical spine provide the brain with the necessary information used to trigger balance and coordination.

Any interference you experience during the aging process might cause you to lose your sense of awareness, and your steps might become irregular and uneven in length.

One of the best ways we can offer to keep balanced and reduce falling incidents is to maintain proper motion and alignment with regular chiropractic care.

Dr. Jennifer Frickel offers her chiropractic services at the Just Be Centre in Bluffton.