Regular chiropractic care helps maintain good health and mobility however as the body ages it is expected that years of wear and tear may have some ill effects that show up on the body as we get older.
Muscle, joint and ligament stiffness interferes with the normal functioning of the nervous system resulting in pain, illness, injury and even breakdown. Older bodies are susceptible to muscle imbalance, poor posture, arthritis and joint subluxation, where the joint locking is misaligned or unstable.
Chiropractic can help with regular care to maximise movements and balance of joints and muscles within the body’s capability. Chiropractic methods are safe as they are non-surgical and drug free thus reducing your reliance on medicines to treat these ailments. Of course the more sever the damage the more difficult it is to provide lasting benefits however there is still potential for maintaining a reasonable amount of mobility and function and preserving what mobility and function remains. The message is to adopt a preventative program of chiropractic care, that is, see a chiropractor before any damage is done. Also, maintain your body’s ideal weight and ensure you have a good diet and exercise regime with regular rest.