Studies Say Chiropractic for Seniors Provides Marked ADL Improvement

Studies Say Chiropractic for Seniors Provides Marked ADL Improvement

A study published in the March/April 2014 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiology Therapy proves that when it comes to chiropractic for seniors, positive outcomes are certainly possible. The study focused on a senior’s ability to complete activities of daily living both before and after chiropractic care. It also compared those results to that of seniors who relied on other forms of care in lieu of seeing a chiropractor. The results confirmed that chiropractic is just as effective as other methods. Plus, it’s largely non-invasive. Increased ability to complete activities of daily living isn’t the only area where seniors benefit from receiving chiropractic care. The same journal published additional studies in...

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Chiropractic for Seniors Wishing To Age In Place

Chiropractic for Seniors Wishing To Age In Place

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s reports, the number of seniors in America is expected to rise substantially in the coming years. Many of those seniors are understandably hoping to age in place. You may very well be one of them. One way to increase your chances of aging in place is to utilize chiropractic care services for seniors. They can benefit seniors in a myriad of ways. Here’s a look at some of them: Falls Prevention According to the CDC, each year, millions of seniors experience falls that result in health problems like hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries. The falls are often caused by a variety of issues including limited range of motion. Chiropractic care providers can assist seniors by increasing their range of motion thereby reducing their risk of taking a fall. The routine chiropractic visits may also be used in conjunction with in-home exercise programs and nutritional counseling. In-home exercise programs will help with range of motion issues as well. The nutritional counseling services, on the other hand, can help stave off bone degenerative diseases like osteoporosis. Pain Management As people get older, they are also more apt to find themselves faced with chronic pain. An article by American Nurse Today noted that the pain may be the result of falls or medical issues like osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis and cardiovascular disease. Well guess what? That pain can also be managed with the aid of routine chiropractic care services. During the visits, a Indianapolis chiropractor can work with the senior’s connective tissues, muscles, spine, joints and bones in attempt to relieve their discomfort. Cognition and Circulatory Issues Lastly, one of the major health issue that tends to facilitate a skilled nursing home admission is a loss of cognition. BioMed Central notes that loss of cognition may be due to vascular dementia and stroke. Both conditions are caused by circulatory problems. The good news is circulatory problems may be reduced through chiropractic care too. Chiropractors can improve a person’s circulation through the adjustment and manipulation of the musculoskeletal system. For more in-depth information about how chiropractic care can help seniors age in place, contact your Indianapolis chiropractor’s office...

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