Research supports chiropractic care’s role in a healthy senior lifestyle. A three-year study of senior citizens revealed that patients who received chiropractic care spent fewer days in hospitals and nursing homes than non-chiropractic patients. Here are three reasons seniors should consider contacting a chiropractor:
- Better range of motion – By aligning the spine, chiropractic care allows joints and muscles to move properly. Having a full range of motion allows seniors to perform the kinds of daily tasks that can mean the difference between living independently and entering assisted care.
- Improved wellness – A chiropractor’s job isn’t just to patch wounds or alleviate pains. Regular adjustments keep the spine aligned correctly, allowing the body to heal itself and stay well.
- Better quality of care – Eighty-eight percent of chiropractic patients reported that spinal manipulations were effective, and 59% said they were “very” or “completely” satisfied with their care, according to a report in the May 2009 issue of Consumer Reports. Chiropractic patients’ high level of satisfaction stands in contrast to the 34% of patients who say they’re highly satisfied with care from their primary-care doctor.
While chiropractic care can’t turn back the clock, it can help your body remain able to do the things you love.
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