We know that time has a way of wearing us down and the years can weigh on our bodies. A recent study showed that chiropractic can improve the quality of seniors’ lives. “What researchers found is that the individuals who engaged in some form of chiropractic care had fewer functional limitations, less difficulty engaging in activities such as lifting and walking, and a lower number of doctor’s visits and hospitalizations. They concluded that chiropractic had a sort of ‘protective effect,’ safeguarding them against physical deterioration.” http://www.chironexus.net/2014/12/chiropractic-helps-senior-citizens-stay-active/
We love our senior patients who stay young at heart and asked them to share a little about their experience with chiropractic.
At seventy years old, Robert has received chiropractic care about forty years. He says it relieves his joint pain and back pain. Then several months ago, Robert fell and pinched a nerve in his shoulder. “I knew an MD couldn’t do anything for it without surgery,” said Robert. “And chiropractic could.”
After six months of chiropractic care, Carol said, ” I was in a lot of pain; I couldn’t my regular activities. Now I have a good stride, I can bend and touch my toes, I can pickup my grandbabies.” Carol frequently drives from Kansas to Florida and the long ride is difficult. Dr. Ryan found a Florida chiropractor who sees Carol during her visits. This keeps her in alignment and doing well for the trek home.
Shirley’s daughter has brought her to appointments for the last six months. In her eighties, Shirley say she still has pain, “But I am doing a lot better!”
Her daughter, Viki, believes everyone should receive chiropractic care routinely. “I walk out of here feeling pretty good,” she said.
If you are a senior or you have a older loved one who you think would benefit from chiropractic care, give us a call. We’d love to help them live rich, active, abundant lives!