One of the reasons that so many turn to chiropractic care is because it offers a holistic approach to treatment that is natural, safe, and effective for the whole family. From infants to retirees, our chiropractors work with people of all ages who need relief from pain and healing from injuries.

As you age, the benefits of chiropractic care only continue to amplify. With aging might come increased wisdom, but it also brings an increase of ailments and slows the body’s ability to heal. Our chiropractic team is committed to ensuring that those who visit our health and healing center have access to treatments that improve overall well-being, leading to a happier, healthier life. The following are just a few of the benefits that you can enjoy from chiropractic care as you age.

Decreased Joint Pain

As we age, joint pain can become an issue for many. A lot of this pain stems from inflammation due to arthritis, which is a leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S. In fact, it is estimated that around 54 million adults suffer from this debilitating inflammation of the joints. Most arthritis is either osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

The good news is that through regular chiropractic care, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes, you can fight the effects of this crippling disease. Chiropractic treatment can help target troublesome joints and, through ongoing care, inflammation and pain can be reduced. Whether your joint pain stems from arthritis or there are other factors at play, your chiropractor can put together a tailored treatment plan to reduce pain and swelling.

Improved Mobility

Many people find that as the years tick on, their ability to bend and move can get a bit more difficult. This can be due to sitting for too long at your work or home, a general decrease in daily activity, or tight muscles. Because chiropractic and physical therapy treatments work to improve functional movement in the joints and muscles, those who undergo this care will see improved mobility.

Your chiropractor can assess your current range of motion and can determine the leading cause of your loss of mobility. Part of this assessment will include taking a look at the motion and alignment of each spinal vertebrae. From here, your chiropractor can create a customized adjustment plan geared toward improving mobility and posture. Better mobility provides the added benefit of less risk of injury as well.

Healing After An Injury

Children and babies are notorious for quick recovery after injury or illness. Adults? Not as much. Some of this has to do with basic body chemistry – children have a lot of cell turnover as part of the growing process. Once that cell turnover slows and we reach our adult height… well, injury recovery is slower, too. With slower healing comes the potential for more injuries, more pain, and long term effects from each injury. Fortunately, a chiropractor can assist you with an adjustment and physical therapy plan to aid in injury recovery. Adjustments, strengthening exercises, massage therapy, and other physical therapy modalities can get you back to your daily routine in short order. 

Better Mental Health

Finally, chiropractic care is an excellent way to promote better mental health as you age. From the healing that it promotes in your body to improved mobility and lessened pain, your mental state will directly benefit from ongoing care. Think about it like this — when you are hurting and stuck on the couch due to decreased mobility, you aren’t going to be at your best mentally. When you can lower the pain you are in and take back up your favorite activities, your mind is going to benefit as well. Many of our patients rely on chiropractic care as a critical component of their holistic well-being. A healthy nervous system is a happy nervous system!

Visit Your Local Peoria Chiropractor

If you are interested in reaping the benefits of chiropractic care as you age, we invite you to visit our team at Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa. We will begin by assessing your current condition and from there, we will provide you with a customized treatment plan for your specific needs. We can work with you to help improve your quality of living, no matter your age! Contact us today to set up your appointment at Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa.